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 2019 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 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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Additional Career Research Resources

Employment Websites

Professional Associations/Resources

The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2019 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)
ADP Associate District Manager
Bearpaw Partners Content Writer
Belk Sales Associate
Camp Skyline Ranch Chaplain and Assistant Director
Camp Twin Lakes Program Staff
CardioVascular Group Certified Medical Assistant
Chick-fil-A Human Resources Director, Leadership Development Program
Children First Intern
Children's Healthcare of Atlanta Behavior Data Analyst
Children's Tree House Forensic Interviewer
Christian City Inc. Intern
Clarke County School District Pre-K Teacher
Columbia County Government Deputy County Clerk and Administrative Assistant
Commercial Floor Resources Officer and Accounts Receivable Specialist
Delta Air Lines Flight Attendant
Delta Phi Epsilon International HQ International Leadership Consultant
Diagnostic Systems of Georgia Patient Care Coordinator
Eight Eleven Group - Brooksource Technical Recruiter
Fairfax County Government Human Service Worker
Fusion Autism Center Behavioral Therapist
GCAC of Georgia Case Manager
Georgia 4-H Foundation Administrative Specialist, Development Assistant
Girl Scouts of Greater Atlanta Camp Program Coordinator
Grace Athens Resident Assistant
Habitat for Humanity Graduate Intern
Jackson County School District Paraprofessional
Live Forward Outreach Coordinator
Magic Moment Photography Event Coordinator
Memorial Health Behavioral Health Aide
National Football League Professional Athlete
Nationwide Children's Hospital Child Life Specialist in Radiology
Onelife Fitness Kids Club Associate
Piedmont Columbus Regional Medical Center Receptionist
Pikes Peak Academy Intern
Pinecrest Academy Middle School Teacher
Prince Avenue Baptist Church Missions Ministry Assistant
RESICAP Human Resources Coordinator
Resurgens Orthopaedics Medical Assistant
Sea Island Group Coordinator
St. Lawrence Catholic Church Director of Children's Ministry
Teach For America Teach For America Corps Member
The Real Movement Internal Resident
Therapyland ABA Therapist
UH4C Foster Care Case Manager
University of Georgia Wesley Foundation Intern, Ministry Intern, Missions & Connect Intern
WellStar Health System Rehabilitation Aide
* 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 2019 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 School Program(s)
Arkansas State University Occupational Therapy, OTD
Athens Technical College Radiography, AS
Augusta University Nursing, Not Specified; Nursing (Clinical Nurse Leader), MSN-CNL; Occupational Therapy, MHSOT; Occupational Therapy
Belmont University Nursing, BSN; Occupational Therapy, OTD
Brenau University Applied Gerontology, MS
Cambridge College of Healthcare & Technology Diagnostic Medical Sonography, AS
Divine Mercy University Clinical Mental Health Counseling, MS
Duke University Not Specified, Not Specified
Emory University Nursing, ABSN; Nursing, Not Specified; Nursing, ABSN/MSN
Georgia College & State University Art Therapy, MA
Georgia State University Not Specified, Not Specified; Occupational Therapy, Not Specified; Occupational Therapy, OTM; School Counseling, MEd
Kent State University Higher Education Administration and Student Personnel, PhD
Medical University of South Carolina Nursing, ABSN; Occupational Therapy, OTD
Mercer University Early Childhood Education, Not Specified
Northwestern University Marriage and Family Therapy, MSMFT
Purdue University Human Resource Management, MSHRM
Regent University Communication (Strategic Communication), MA
Southern Union State Community College Nursing, AAS
The University of Memphis Social Work, MSW
The University of Tennessee Speech Language Pathology, MS-SLP
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center Nursing, ABSN
University of Georgia Child Life, MS; Communication Sciences and Disorders, MEd; Financial Planning Housing and Consumer Economics, MSFCS; Graduate Certificate Program in Pre-Professional Speech Language Pathology, Certificate; Human Development and Family Science, MS; Middle Grades Education, MAT; Nonprofit Management and Leadership, MA; Social Work, MSW; Special Education (Adapted Curriculum and Autism), MAT
University of Kentucky Business Administration, MBA
University of North Georgia Counseling (Clinical Mental Health Counseling), MS
University of Pittsburgh Not Specified, Not Specified
University of St. Thomas Nursing, BSN
* denotes no responses received.