Support Personal Growth for People At Every Stage of Life

As a Human Development & Family Studies major, explore the interrelationships among a family and its connection to the larger community, the socialization of the child, and human interaction throughout the lifespan. The Warner Pacific Human Development & Family Studies program is accredited by the National Council on Family Relations.

Students who earn their degree can qualify to be provisionally recognized as a Certified Family Life Educator, and fully certified after completing the required work experience hours. When you graduate, you will be prepared to work in private, non-profit, or government agencies that provide care and services for families and children in the following focuses:

  • Allied Health Care Settings
  • Church or Military Family Life Programs
  • Long-Term Care Facilities
  • Parent Education
  • State & Local Government
  • Youth Service Organizations & Young Child Education

Graduates are also well prepared to pursue an advanced degree in the behavioral and social sciences, marital and family therapy studies, human development, or other professional programs, leading to teaching, counseling, research or administrative positions in social service, government, education or church settings.