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Major: Human Development, Family Studies, and Related Services


Human development, family studies, and related services programs focus on basic human developmental and behavioral characteristics of an individual within the context of the family. Includes family systems, child development, family and community services, child care and support services, and developmental services worker programs.

Specific programs included in this major:

  • Adult Development and Aging
  • Child Care Provider/Assistant
  • Child Care and Support Services Management
  • Child Development
  • Developmental Services Worker
  • Family Systems
  • Family and Community Services
  • Human Development and Family Studies, General
  • Human Development, Family Studies, & Related Services, Other


Careers You Qualify For With This Major


Schools That Offer This Major

Anoka Technical College Anoka
Anoka Technical College - Online Anoka
Central Lakes College - Brainerd Brainerd
Central Lakes College - Online Brainerd
Dakota County Technical College Rosemount
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College Cloquet
Fond du Lac Tribal and Community College - Online Cloquet
Hennepin Technical College - Brooklyn Park Brooklyn Park
Hennepin Technical College - Eden Prairie Eden Prairie
Hennepin Technical College - Online Brooklyn Park
Inver Hills Community College Inver Grove Heights
Minneapolis Community and Technical College Minneapolis
Minnesota North College - Online Hibbing
Minnesota North College, Itasca Grand Rapids
Minnesota State College Southeast - Online Red Wing
Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Detroit Lakes Detroit Lakes
Minnesota State Community and Technical College - Moorhead Moorhead
Minnesota State University, Mankato Mankato
Minnesota West Community and Technical College - Granite Falls Granite Falls
Normandale Community College Bloomington
Normandale Community College - Online Bloomington
Northwest Technical College Bemidji
Pine Technical & Community College Pine City
Rochester Community and Technical College Rochester
Saint Paul College St. Paul
St. Cloud State University St. Cloud
St. Cloud Technical & Community College St. Cloud


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College Preparation

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  • Select high school classes that prepare you for college and getting a job
  • Understand how the classes you're taking in high school lead to a career
  • Identify extra-curricular activities that are related to your career interest
  • See what classes at your school offer early college credit that will save you time and money towards your college expenses
  • Graduate from high school prepared for your next step toward the career you choose

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