The goal of the Human Development and Family Studies program is to provide an interdisciplinary approach to study and work with individuals and families. This program draws from theory and research that examines the process of human development across the lifespan and the dynamic interaction of family members.
Students pursuing the BS in Human Development and Family Studies gain knowledge and experience in the science of human growth and development, human interaction, and family relationships.
Graduates work in careers that promote healthy development and positive family functioning across the lifespan, such as: a Social Services Case Worker, Provider at Residential Treatment Center, Youth Organization Worker, Program Director for Youth, Family or Senior Citizen Center.
All graduates of the HDFS major will share a common base of knowledge, skills, and experiences:
For questions about this major, please contact HDFS Advisor, Carla Anderson.