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Career Opportunities

The interdisciplinary focus of the Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) major will help hone your skills and provide you with the foundation to work with a diverse array of individuals-ranging from infants to the elderly-and in varied settings, ranging from public and non-profit agencies, to business and governmental agencies.

An HDFS degree prepares students for employment and advancement in careers in public, non-profit agencies, school districts, colleges and universities, state and local government agencies, federal government agencies and hospitals, where HDFS graduates may work as case managers, rehabilitation workers, crisis advocates, and youth program specialists.

Graduates of this program can become leaders in a variety of professional positions and industries, including:

  • Adult Day Care Service Provider
  • Advocacy, Non-Profit Organizations
  • Autism Agency Staff Member
  • Counseling, Life Skills Specialist
  • Crisis Center Staff
  • Domestic Violence Shelter Advocate
  • Education, Teaching, College Admissions
  • Family Therapy
  • Health Care
  • Human Service Agency Case Manager
  • Psychology
  • Research
  • Social Work

Click here for additional career information provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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