Central Michigan University
The Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) area includes 24 faculty positions, 18 of which are tenured and tenure-track, serving over 2,000 majors and minors. We offer academic programs in Child Development, Early Childhood Development and Learning (including teacher certification), Family Studies, and Gerontology. Our Family Studies and Child Development majors complete field work early on in their academic training with a semester internship that completes their professional sequence. The Gerontology program is offered as a minor that pairs well with most majors or as a master's level certification.