Human Development and Family Studies - Online


Welcome to the BS Human Development and Family Studies (BS HDFS) online program website! This degree-completion program is intended for technical college graduates who have an associate’s degree or equivalent and wish to increase their professional potential. The BS HDFS program at UW-Stout has a strong, established reputation, and we are pleased to offer the flexibility and convenience of online delivery.


Program Highlights

Degree-completion program

  • For technical college graduates with an associate’s degree
  • Excellent transferability of credits
  • Complete in two years (with full-time, year-around registration)

Convenient, flexible online delivery

  • Conducive to family life, work obligations, or other limitations

Established program

  • Excellent reputation, experienced instructors
  • Promotes academic and experiential learning
  • Opportunities for specialized concentration
  • Interdisciplinary and highly comprehensive

Wide range of human service related careers

  • Childcare management, senior living center management and activities coordination, residential treatment programs, juvenile corrections and family advocacy
  • Foundation for advanced studies in marriage and family therapy, clinical social work, professional counseling

Network with other HDFS professionals

  • Provides an opportunity to join a community of professionals dedicated to the needs of families and their members


Download our brochure in PDF format.

Program Video

USDLA Certification

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UW-Stout is proud to be the first university in Wisconsin to be certified for excellence in distance education practices.