Bowling Green State University

Department of Human Development & Family Studies
CFLE Approved
Last Updated

The HDFS Program area prepares students to work in a wide range of child, family, and community contexts. Coursework provides an in-depth understanding of individuals and families, the dynamics of relationships, and environmental contexts affecting children, families, and community services. The HDFS program is organized within the School of Family and Consumer Sciences. The School has 28 full-time faculty who are involved in a variety of grant-funded and collaborative research projects and programs.

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Dr. Deborah Wooldridge (director)
Department Emphasis
  • 100% CHild/Human Development
Campus Enrollment
Program Options
  • Undergraduate
Areas of Study
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
Department Address

206 Johnston Hall
Bowling Green, OH 43403
United States

Phone Number
Undergraduate Program
Undergrad Program Options
  • Human Development & Family Studies
Undergrad Courses Offered
  • Human Development
  • Families, Communities, and Schools
  • Marriage and Contemporary Family
  • Infant Development
  • Child Development
  • Preadolescent and Adolescents
  • Research Methods
  • Family Diversity
  • Parent Partnerships
  • Children and Families Under Stress
  • Family Interaction
  • Families in Middle and Later Years
  • Internships
  • Sexuality
Undergrad Accreditations/Approval
Undergrad Comments

The undergraduate human development and family studies (HDFS) program is guided by a life-span human development perspective and a family science context. The HDFS major provides includes content focusing on individuals and families, the dynamics of family relationships, human development within a family context, families and other social contexts affecting children, and community services that meet child and family needs.

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
Laura Landry-Meyer, PhD, CFLE
CFLE Contact Email