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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.



Two options are available for this degree:

  1. Adult Development and Aging Services Option
  2. Children, Youth and Family Services 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.