Helping others live fulfilling lives and make the most of their potential is some of the most challenging but rewarding work you can do. At the University of Central Missouri, we know carrying out this work requires skill, compassion and deep knowledge — and our Human Development and Family Science programs are designed to help you do just that.
Here at UCM, you’ll find that our Human Development and Family Science programs emphasize understanding relationships and interactions among family members in all kinds of families, so you’ll become well-versed in the resources and knowledge people need to live successful, enriched lives.
Find the best Human Development and Family Science options for you at UCM
Whether you’re graduating from high school, pursuing graduate studies or returning to the classroom as an adult, UCM’s Human Development and Family Science programs will cater to your needs and career goals. Many of our Human Development and Family Science programs allow you to take classes in person or online — or combine the two in a hybrid format.
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The University of Central Missouri is committed to rigorous academics and practical experience to help you become a successful lifelong learner and advocate, no matter your walk of life or the degree program you choose.
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There is no clear-cut definition of what a family is or must entail, nor is there a single path to an enriched, fulfilled life. That’s why communities across the globe need Human Development and Family Science professionals who understand the changes and challenges today’s diverse people and families face and who have the skills and knowledge to help.
With a Human Development and Family Science degree from UCM, you’ll join the ranks of our successful alumni. Among our graduates with bachelor’s degrees, 94% of our alumni are employed or in graduate school within six months of graduation, and 96% of graduate students are employed or continue their education within six months of graduation.
At UCM, our undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Human Development and Family Science can help you prepare for success in any number of exciting and gratifying careers in human services, including: