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:
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.
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.
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