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Program Objective

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 with entry level professional competence.



Three options are available for this degree:

  1. Adult Development and Aging Services Option
  2. Children, Youth and Family Services Option
  3. Early Childhood Care and Education Option

For the Associate in Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies, a minimum of 60 credits is required.

If you are interested, please contact:


Claudia Brown
Instructor, Human Development & Family Studies
Email:  cmb2@psu.edu
Phone: (724)-983-2979.

For admissions information, contact the Penn State Shenango Admissions
Office at (724) 983-2803.