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Bachelor in Human Development and Family Science

University of Mount Union
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Program description

Bachelor's Degree in Human Development and Family Science

The Bachelor of Science degree in human development and family science from the University of Mount Union provides students with the skills to obtain a career in a variety of fields. The major requirements and curriculum, which emphasize a strong focus on theory, research, and application, prepare students for meaningful and successful human development and family science careers in a variety of related fields as well as graduate school.

The interdisciplinary human development and family science major allows students to delve deeper within issues of relationships, family, community, society and culture while critically examining the dynamic transaction of human life and the environment. It combines elements from the psychology and sociology areas with a focus on human development, family development, and society/culture.

Admission requirements

GPA requirement: 2.5 (except for nursing, that requirement is a 3.3)

English proficiency (one of the following):

  • TOEFL: 61 iBT
  • IELTS: 5.5
  • PTE: 55

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Program content


  • The Psychological Sciences
  • Professional Development in Psychology
  • Special Topics in Psychology
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis I
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis II
  • Educational Psychology
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Aging and Adulthood
  • Lifespan Development
  • Personality Theory
  • Social Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Learning and Conditioning
  • Neuroscience: The Brain
  • Sensation and Perception
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Cultural Health Psychology
  • Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Special Topics in Psychology
  • Movies and Madness
  • The Psychology of Humor
  • Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
  • Clinical Assessment Lab
  • Neuroscience: Behavior and Psychiatric Disorders
  • Drugs and Behavior
  • Animal Cognition
  • Human Sexual Behavior
  • Social Responsibility and Personal Well-Being
  • Introduction to Counseling
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Psychology of Gender
  • Psychology of Prejudice & Power
  • Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Special Topics in Psychology
  • Senior Research I
  • Senior Research II
  • The Origins of Psychology
  • Independent Study
  • Honors Thesis/Project
  • Psychology Internship


  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Introduction to Social Services
  • Special Topics
  • Contemporary Social Issues
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Careers in Sociology
  • Drugs and Society
  • The Many Faces of Poverty
  • Family Violence
  • Stress and Wellbeing
  • Sex, Love, and Relationships
  • The World of Education: A Sociological Perspective
  • Medical Sociology
  • Social Gerontology
  • White Collar Crime
  • Criminology
  • American Families
  • Punishment and Corrections
  • The World of Males and Females: A Sociological Perspective
  • Organizational Analysis
  • Minority Group Relations
  • Deviance
  • Grants and Planning
  • Research Methods
  • Social Science Statistics and Analysis
  • Sociological Theory
  • Diversity: Intercultural Communication
  • Senior Culminating Experience
  • Honors Thesis/Project
  • Field Work Internship

Scholarships & funding

A Mount Union education is accessible to students of all backgrounds thanks to the university's robust scholarship and grant offerings. There are several state and federal options available to assist you, as well as many Mount Union awards that are specific to your career at the university. For more information, please visit the Mount Union website. 


Upon completion of this program, students will graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree. 

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University of Mount Union

The University of Mount Union, a private Midwestern institution founded in 1846, offers rigorous and relevant academic programs that are grounded in the liberal arts tradition. Mount Union’s students can select from broad-based and career-specific undergraduate majors. Known for its...

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Why study at University of Mount Union

Mount Union is a small institution. We are proud to offer small class sizes, all taught by professors. More than 80% of our faculty have terminal degrees in their fields of study. This gives our students a chance to research and learn alongside our talented faculty in their academic fields. We are proud that 98% of our students find jobs in less than 3 months after graduating with their Mount Union degree!

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University of Mount Union

1972 Clark Avenue
44601 Alliance Ohio
United States of America

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