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The Associate in Science Degree in HDFS integrates practical and academic experiences to provide the student with entry-level professional competence in the human service field. The objective of the major is to offer a general education background, a knowledge base in life span and family development, and a core of professional skills that may be applied in program planning and service delivery activities. The major is offered full-time and part-time, in the evening, and through independent learning. Associate Degrees in HDFS are offered at the Colleges and campuses listed below.

For the Associate in Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies, a minimum of 60 credits is required. More information about the Associate Degree in HDFS can be found in the Undergraduate Degree Programs Bulletin. Interested students should contact Sarah Krupp, HDFS adviser.

Commonwealth Campuses

Please see the Undergraduate Degree Programs Bulletin for information on the following campuses.

  • Penn State Altoona

  • Penn State DuBois

  • Penn State Fayette

  • Penn State Mont Alto

  • Penn State Schuylkill

  • Penn State Shenango Valley

  • Penn State Worthington Scranton

  • Penn State York

Penn State World Campus

An associate degree program is available online through World Campus.