Human Development and Family Studies (B.A.)
The bachelor of arts degree in Human Development and Family Studies is approved by the National Council on Family Relations, which allows students to become certified family life educators. Graduates work in human service agencies serving children, youths and adults. The human development and family studies field is any organized effort to provide family members with information, skills, experiences or resources intended to strengthen, improve or enrich their family experience. The field uses collaboration, prevention, resources and educational opportunities to assist individuals and families throughout their lives, encouraging service in the areas of social need with a positive, holistic and family focus.