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Human Development
Concentration – Family Studies


Program Description

St. Louis Christian College has an agreement with Hope International University (HIU) that enables SLCC students to work on an associate degree and simultaneously work on an online bachelor degree from HIU. To enter one of the HIU programs, students need a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

The B.S. in Human Development degree is designed to help to provide those desiring careers in psychology, counseling, education, and the human service fields, with the preparation needed to enter into entry level positions or graduate studies in marriage, family, and child counseling, social work, teaching, public administration, psychology, business or law.

Family Studies: The Family Studies concentration focuses on curriculum designed to provide a foundation in family education which includes: the support and maintenance of healthy families, child growth and development, parenting, family communication, family systems, and individual/family risk and resiliency factors.

Career Opportunities

  • Counseling
  • Family Ministry
  • Psychology
  • Behavioral Health Specialist
  • Case Manager
  • Patient Care Specialist

What You Study

  • Child Development
  • Adolescent Development
  • Adult Development
  • Risk & Resiliency
  • Christian Perspectives in Human Development
  • choose three of the following: (1) Introduction to Family Studies, (2) Parent Child Relations, (3) Abnormal Psychology, (4) Community Mental Health, and (5) Sociology of Familes

Objectives for Graduates

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the complexity of individual and family development across the life span in diverse contexts and changing environments. (Knowledge)
  • Be able to analyze processes, policies, and professional, ethical, and culturally sensitive factors that impact the delivery of human services to individuals and families. (Application)
  • Demonstrate the ability to evaluate and apply interdisciplinary research to practice and policy. (Research Skills)
  • Conceptualize and synthesize the personal and professional relevance of a commitment to Christ in human development and spiritual growth. (Integration)

Degrees Offered

If you are considering working towards the Human Development (concentration in Family Studies) degree, ask an Admissions team representative for more information.