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B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies, Leadership and Entrepreneurial Professions

The Human Development and Family Studies – Leadership and Entrepreneurial Professions major at Colorado State University guides students who are preparing for leadership positions in organizations that promote the optimal development of individuals and families.

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January August
Tuition Fee: $31,712 per year
Location: Fort Collins, CO, United States / Online

Students in this Human Development and Family Studies – Leadership and Entrepreneurial Professions major at Colorado State University may intend to work in organizations as directors, managers, or owners.

This concentration includes coursework in finance, management, marketing, public policy, professional communication, and leadership. This concentration is also appropriate for students preparing for careers in legal services, such as lawyers or politicians, as well as director positions and other leadership positions in the human services sector. Students in this concentration may choose to pursue additional credentials in leadership, business and entrepreneurship.

Potential Occupations

Graduates with a major in HDFS are prepared to work in a range of human service sector settings including youth services organizations; early childhood, elementary, adolescent, and parent education programs; health-care settings; juvenile and adult corrections and criminal justice; family and community services; and programs serving older adults, including long-term care facilities.

HDFS graduates are also well prepared to pursue graduate degrees in mental health, behavioral and social sciences, education, health and medicine, policy and public health, and other professional programs. Students interested in teaching human development and family studies content at the secondary level should explore the interdepartmental Major in Family and Consumer Sciences, Education Concentration.

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Courses included

  • Adult Development-Middle Age and Aging
  • Applied Research Methods
  • Lifespan Intervention and Prevention Science
  • Couple and Family Studies
  • Risk and Resilience Across the Lifespan
  • Entrepreneurs and Leaders in Human Services
  • Perspectives in Gerontology
  • Families in the Legal Environment
  • Administration of Early Childhood Programs
  • Promoting Early Socioemotional Development

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