BS in Human Development and Family Studies

The rigorous online Human Development and Family Studies program combines knowledge of child development with early childhood education and early childhood special education.

  • Fully online (some courses have set meeting times during lunch or in the evenings)
  • Prepare for a career in early childhood settings and agencies serving young children and their families with the Early Care and Education program
  • Prepare for NC licensure to teach B–K children in public school with the Birth through Kindergarten Teacher Licensure program
  • Gain valuable experience with a required field placement in an inclusive early childhood setting or classroom
  • Prior degree required (AAS in Early Childhood from a NC community college)
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This degree prepares you for a career as a teacher or administrator in early childhood or classroom settings, work with nonprofits or government agencies, and more.

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Best Colleges ranks UNC Greensboro's online Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies among the best in the nation.

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