UGA Specific Information for Human Development and Family Science

A major in Human Development and Family Science provides you with knowledge of individual, family and community development in diverse settings. Our students are interested in pursuing careers in social work; marriage and family therapy and professional counseling; healthcare; policy-making or law, just to name a few. 

Students learn about lifespan and family development, the reciprocal influence of social, cultural, and historical contexts, and diverse family structures and functions. Students learn how to think critically and apply theory, research, and ethical practices, generate and effectively communicate knowledge, and provide educational, counseling, and advocacy services needed for children and families to function more effectively. 



Class of 2020 Career Outcomes for Human Development and Family Science*

** Includes Self-Employed


Campus Resources


Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations/Considerations

  • Participate in the Career Center's Intern for a Day program to explore career fields of interest.
  • UGA Mentor Program - Networking with your Bulldog family can help you get ahead in life and career, but where do you even start? The UGA Mentor Program narrows down the world of possibilities to meaningful connections.  It personalizes the mentoring experience; connecting you with mentors that are just right for your commitment.. There's a better way to network.  Visit mentor.uga.edu today and find a mentor who can help you see your future.
  • Utilize Handshake to find internship, part-time job, or volunteer opportunities related to your career fields of interest.
  • Conduct informational interviews. Build your network through brief one-on-one conversations with professionals in your career fields of interest. Speak to your Career Consultant to discuss how to set up and prepare for informational interviews.
  • Join a student organization related to your interests and goals. Get active and taken on leadership roles in professional, service, social, advocacy, and/or honor organizations to gain valuable experience.
  • Look for student-specific and career resources from professional associations affiliated with your career fields of interest.
  • Seek research, presentation, and writing opportunities.
  • Explore and discuss graduate school options and resources early.

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Employers/Position Title Reported by Class of 2020 Human Development and Family Science majors

The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2020 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Employer Position Title(s)
Alternative Behavior Strategies Inc. Behavior Analyst
AmeriCorps College Success Counselor
Athens Area Urology Administrative Assistant
BenchMark Physical Therapy Technician
Bread for the City Legal Clinic Coordinator
Camp Highland Director of Staff Recruitment, Spring Intern
Capstone Healthcare Client Services Associate
Chick-fil-A Marketing Director
Children's Center for Hope and Healing Administrative Coordinator
Children's Medical Group Medical Assistant
Destination Dawgs Mentor Coordinator
East Athens Physical Therapy Physical Therapy Technician
Fashion Institute of Technology Assistant Coordinator of Student Leadership and Engagement
Fusion Autism Center Behavioral Health Technician
Georgia 4-H at Camp Jekyll Environmental Educator
Georgia College Advising Corps College Adviser
Glisson Camp and Retreat Center Not Specified
Gwinnett Medical Center Rehab Aide
Hopebridge Autism Therapy Center Registered Behavior Technician
Jackson Healthcare Customer Care Coordinator
Jefferson County School District Special Education Teacher
Jones County School District Intern Coach
Kate's Club Program Intern
Matrix Residential Marketing Representative
Mission Hope Intern
Peachford Hospital Mental Health Assistant
Peachtree Orthopedics Physical Therapy Technician
Positive Behavior Support Corporation Behavior Support Technican, Registered Behavior Technician
Primrose School of Athens Teacher
Project Horseshoe Farm Community Health Fellow
Reinhardt University Admissions Counselor
Teach For America TFA Corps Member
Teams Risk Management Strategies, LLC Medical Caregiver
The Children's Hospital of Georgia Child Life Intern
Tuckston United Methodist Preschool Teacher
U.S. Department of Agriculture Executive Assistant to the Secretary
UGA Wesley Foundation Intern
Uniting Hope 4 Children Case Manager
University of Georgia Academic Advisor, Assistant Teacher at FACS-Child & Family Devel Ctr
Walt Disney Company Cast Member
World 50, Inc. Member Service Coordinator
Young Life Staff Associate
Youth Villages Residential Treatment Center Behavior Counselor
* denotes no responses received.
*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring...," "Job Titles of...," "Career Outcomes for...," and "Graduate/Professional Schools and Programs..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2020 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

Graduate/Professional Schools attended by Class of 2020 Human Development and Family Science majors

The information below represents graduate/professional schools and programs reported through the Class of 2020 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Graduate School Program(s)
Arrhythmia Technologies Institute Cardiac Specialist Program
Athens Technical College Interdisciplinary Studies, AB
Augusta University Nursing, Bachelor's; Nursing, Master's; Occupational Therapy, Master's; Physician Assistant, Master's; Public Health, Master's
Belmont University Occupation Therapy, DOT
Brenau University Occupational Therapy, Master's
College of Charleston Child Life, Master's
Columbia University Social Work, Master's
Dalton State College Undeclared, AB
Emory University Masters of Nursing, Master's; Nursing, Bachelor's; Nursing, Master's; Physician Assistant, Master'
Georgia Southern University Physical Therapy, DPT
Georgia State University Occupational Therapy, Master's; Undeclared, Diploma/Certificate
Medical College of Georgia Occupational Therapy, Master's
Mercer University Clinical Mental Health Counseling, Master's; Family Therapy, Master's; Nursing, ABSN; Program Not Specified, Master's
Piedmont College Nursing, Bachelor's
Richmont Graduate University Clinical and Mental Health Counseling, Master's
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga Social Work, Master's
University of Georgia College Student Affairs Administration, Master's; Finan Planning, Housing, and Consumer Economics, Bachelor's; Human Development and Family Science, Bachelor's; Professional School Counseling, Master's; Social Studies Education, Master's; Social Work, Master's; Special Education, Master's; Speech Language Pathology, Diploma/Certificate
University of Massachusetts- Boston Clinical Psychology, PhD
University of New England Program Not Specified, Bachelor's
University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences Occupational Therapy, Diploma/Certificate
University of St. Augustine Health Sciences Occupational Therapy, Master's
University of Tennessee Nursing, Bachelor's
Unviersity of West Georgia School Library Media, Master's
Valdosta State University Counselor Education - School Counseling, Master's
Vanderbilt University Nursing, Master's
* denotes no responses received.