Human Development and Family Studies Information Night Planned

Individuals interested in a career helping children, families and/or the elderly, and making their community a better place should mark their calendars now for Wednesday, March 19 at 6 p.m..

On that date, Penn State Worthington Scranton will host its Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) Night in the Study Learning Center's Sherbine Lounge.

The informative session will feature a panel of human development professionals from area agencies, as well as informative presentations from Worthington Scranton's HDFS faculty and admissions staff.

Worthington Scranton's bachelor of science degree in Human Development and Family Studies Life Span Human Services (HDFS-LSHS) is an interdisciplinary major combining work in psychology, sociology and other disciplines. 

The degree program applies knowledge from these fields to find practical solutions to problems facing individuals and families in today's society.

HDFS graduates will be prepared to work with a variety of human service agencies that assist children, youth, the elderly, individuals and families.

Examples of careers in this field include case managers, probation officers, community health educators, nursing home activities specialists, hospice counselor, day care directors, human resources specialists, crisis intervention counselor, lead teachers at preschools and therapeutic staff support (TSS).

Students and individuals interested in attending the HDFS Night at Worthington Scranton can register online or by calling 963-2500.