Program Overview

Prepare to advance education, human performance, and family development through the 100 percent online Bachelor of Family Life and Human Development - Family Studies degree. Throughout this program, you will learn to integrate family theory and research into your professional and personal life.

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As few as 3 years

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Throughout this program, you will learn to professionally and personally deal with the complex problems of society. You will learn the skills needed to create healthy interpersonal and family relationships. As you study child development, marriage and family relations, parenting principles, and more you will be prepared to enter a field with increasing job demand. 

The Bachelor of Family Life and Human Development program is approved by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) enabling you to achieve Family Life Education (CFLE) certification.

As a graduate of this program, you will:

  • Understand family processes and theory to help families create healthy and fulfilling relationships.
  • Comprehend lifespan human development principles to help individuals maximize their potential.
  • Be ready to enter the workforce or pursue graduate education.

This program prepares you for roles such as:

  • Social Worker
  • Children, youth, and family services worker
  • Marital and Family Counseling
  • School Counseling
  • Family Life Educator

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Maximize the value of your online Bachelor of Family Life and Human Development - Family Studies program with our affordable, pay-by-the-course tuition, which includes all fees.

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*If you transfer credits the cost of total tuition may be less. Total tuition does not reflect scholarships or other financial aid you may be eligible for.


Designed to help you balance school, work, and family life SUU's Bachelor of Family Life and Human Development - Family Studies program conveniently features 24/7 online course delivery and multiple start dates each year. 

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Our streamlined admission process enables you to start quickly and easily. Please read the requirements, including what additional materials you need and where you should send them. Requirements include:


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For the online Bachelor of Family Life and Human Development - Family Studies emphasis you must complete 120 credits hours. 30-35 credits are general education requirements, 12 credits are Bachelor of Science requirements, 24 credits are core requirements, 30 credits are emphasis requirements, and 15-35 credits are free electives. 

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"Throughout my time in the Family Life and Human Development program at SUU, I have enjoyed learning about family diversity, trauma, mental illness, child development, and other related topics while gaining experience in practicums and internships. My highly qualified professors not only challenged my academic ability but also developed personal relationships with me. They helped me gain a greater desire to make positive differences in the lives of children and families and the confidence to continue my education through graduate studies."                                                                                                                                                                                    - Halee G. 

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