Family, Consumer, and Human Development: BS/BA
In this program, students gain the knowledge and skills that prepare them for careers serving individuals and families across the lifespan. Courses are designed to help students deal with current issues confronting families and children in the nation and the world.
Students have the opportunity to work with internationally recognized faculty on important research projects that can help society better understand human development and family relationships with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of life for individuals and families.
Students are required to complete a practicum experience in agencies that provide hands-on experience so they are prepared to enter the workforce when they graduate. The program has a reputation for producing highly qualified professionals who are employed across the state and nation when the graduate with a bachelor’s degree. Students are also well prepared for graduate school.
USU Family, Consumer, and Human Development:
Family, Consumer, and Human Development: Family and Community Services Emphasis - BS/BA
Family, Consumer, and Human Development: Human Development Lifespan Emphasis - BS/BA
*Child Development emphasis is only available in the following locations: Logan, Brigham City, and Roosevelt.
Students receive a BS by completing all required courses in the major. To receive a BA, students must also gain proficiency in one or more foreign languages.
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In addition to Utah State University’s admissions requirements, the family, consumer, and human development program has additional requirements:
- Freshmen: New freshmen admitted to USU in good standing qualify for admission as pre-majors.
- Transfer Students: Transfer students and USU students transferring from other majors qualify for the pre-major if they meet USU's general admissions requirements.
- To be admitted to the major, students must complete at least 24 semester credits with a GPA of 3.0 or higher. These credits include specific FCHD prerequisite courses.
International students have additional admissions requirements.
This degree is offered through Utah State University Regional Campuses and follows the USU Regional Campus tuition schedule. See Tuition & Payment for more information.
The Emma Eccles Jones College of Education & Human Services may charge differential tuition for this program. Differential tuition is an added cost per credit for courses in the program. See the last page in the USU Tuition & Fee schedule for more information.
With a degree in family, consumer, and human development, students may pursue careers in the following areas:
- Child care/preschool settings
- Job coaching, career counseling
- Head Start programs
- Social services agencies
- Drug treatment centers
- Youth and adult residential care centers
- Foster care
- Youth centers
- Crisis centers
- Parent education programs
- Senior citizen centers
- Long-term care facilities
- Federal, state, and local agencies serving families and children
The following degrees are available on the USU Eastern Price and Blanding Campuses:
- Family Life Studies, BS
- Health Education and Promotion, BS
- Psychology, BS/BA
- Social Work, BS/BA
- Family and Consumer Science Education and Extension, MS
- Social Work, MSW
- Gerontology, Minor
- Sociology, Minor
Use the USU Degree finder to search all degrees available throughout the Utah State University system.