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B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies, Prevention and Intervention Sciences

The Human Development and Family Studies – Prevention and Intervention Sciences major at Colorado State University is designed for students who are preparing for careers in the helping and human services professions such as counselors, educators, student affairs professionals, and social service providers.

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Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, August
Tuition Fee: $29,884 per year
Location: Fort Collins, CO, United States / Online

This Human Development and Family Studies – Prevention and Intervention Sciences major at Colorado State University is an excellent choice for students interested in careers requiring either a bachelor’s degree or additional credentials.

Concentration coursework emphasizes evidence-based programs, and students will learn how to design and implement community-based prevention and intervention programs for youth, adults, and families.

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.

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. HDFS graduates are also well prepared to pursue graduate degrees in mental health, behavioral and social sciences, education, health and medicine, and other professional programs.

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Courses included

  • Infant and Child Development in Context
  • Adolescent/Early Adult Development in Context
  • Family and Parenthood Across the Life Cycle
  • Writing Arguments
  • General Statistics
  • Adult Development-Middle Age and Aging
  • Lifespan Intervention and Prevention Science

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