Human Development and Family Science (B.A.)

Department of Human Development & Family Science

Are you fascinated by the complexities of human development and family dynamics? If you are, Messiah University's human development and family science (HDFS) major — affirmed by the National Council on Family Relations’ (NCFR) — is for you.

As an HDFS major at Messiah University, one of the top private Christian colleges in the U.S., you’ll learn how to strengthen individuals and families by focusing on relationships, human development and families through courses such as interpersonal and marital relationships, parenting, human sexuality, and family dynamics and intervention. 

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Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
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