Anderson University

Human Development and Family Studies
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The Human Development and Family Studies program at Anderson University examines human development and family studies across the lifespan using multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches. Courses offered integrate both theoretical frameworks and empirical research in their emphasis on specific developmental stages and/or the contexts in which individuals and families develop. This program prepares students for entry-level positions or graduate school in HDFS or related fields and professional certification in family life education.

Program Overview
Campus Enrollment
Program Options
  • Undergraduate
Areas of Study
  • Child or Adolescent Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
Department Address

316 Boulevard
Anderson, SC 29621
United States

Undergraduate Program
Undergrad Courses Offered
  • Families in Global Perspective
  • Family Dynamics
  • Risk, Resilience, and Health
  • Human Development
  • Human Sexuality
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Marriage and Family
  • Mastering Personal Finance
  • Introduction to HDFS
  • Family Life Education: Program Design and Evaluation
  • Parent/Child Relationships
  • Family Law & Public Policy
  • Pathways in Psychology
  • Research Methods
  • Internship
CFLE Information

NCFR recognizes schools offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs with course work that follows the Standards and Criteria required for approval as a Provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE). NCFR approval allows the school to offer their graduates the opportunity to apply for Provisional Certification using the Abbreviated Application process. The CFLE Checklist represents the courses that meet the CFLE criteria at that school. Students must complete all the courses on a checklist in order to qualify to apply for the CFLE designation through the Abbreviated Application process.

Program Approved Since
CFLE Contact
Patty Slaughter
CFLE Contact Email