Many individuals have a passion for lending a helping hand to other families in need. Entering a career in counseling and therapy can be a rewarding career, but a postsecondary education may be required to find a job in the field with a desirable salary. Online colleges may provide opportunities for individuals to obtain a degree in a short amount of time.
Recently, Oregon State University (OSU) announced that it will begin offering a bachelor’s degree in human development and family sciences (HDFS) to distance learners. Students will have the chance to obtain a postsecondary education through a series of internet-based classes from the comfort of their own homes.
“An HDFS major delivered via eCampus increases the capacity for people and their families to get the support and services they need right where they live,” said Alexis Walker, the HDFS department chair
OSU officials say that students will learn an interdisciplinary approach to families and human development. The knowledge they graduate with will prepare them for a career in humanities.
A recent Babson-Sloan report revealed that approximately one in four students are enrolled in at least one online course. More working professionals are looking to internet-based colleges to earn a degree at their own pace.