Human Development and Family Studies


Human Development and Family Studies

Dedicate your career to the wellbeing of people young and old, across diverse contexts.

The department of Human Development and Family Studies combines several undergraduate and graduate programs that focus on understanding development over the life span, from childhood to old age, within the context of family, culture and society. 

You will benefit from interdisciplinary relationships with the departments of Social Work, Psychology, Sociology, Nutrition, Management and others. Contact us to learn more about our programs of study, which include:

Accelerated Master's Degree Programs:

Qualified students can take graduate-level courses during senior year, toward completion of an undergraduate degree, and transfer those credits into the master's program. This results in significant financial and time savings.

As an HDSF student, you will:

  • Understand the development and implications of theoretical perspectives
  • Use a strengths-based approach to serving others
  • Build reciprocal partnerships with children and families in the context of their cultures and communitities
  • Apply research, theory and objective observation to work with children and families

Did You Know?

Job opportunities for human-services graduates are expected to increase by 48% through the year 2018, making it one of the fastest-growing industries in the U.S.