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Consider majoring in our HDFS program if...

You like work with children, teens, families, and adults. Human Development and Family Studies is an interdisciplinary program that combines the study of psychology, biology, sociology, medicine, anthropology, history, social work, and philosophy. Students have hands-on experiences through a variety of internships, fieldwork, classwork, and volunteer work. Coursework includes the study of human development from conception to death, theories and research on development, ethics and social policy, family development and relationships, social problems and issues, and physical and mental health.


Careers for HDFS program graduates

Graduates of our HDFS bachelor's degree program work in the following areas:

  • Mental Health
  • Drug and Alcohol Recovery
  • Day Care programs
  • Head Start programs
  • Family education
  • Juvenile Detention
  • And more