Human Development and Family Sciences (Minor)

School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences

Students minoring in Human Development and Family Sciences will learn how people change across the life course within the contexts of families, schools, work and society. This minor is a perfect complement to majors such as business, education, psychology, sociology, public health and a wide variety of allied health professions, and women, gender, and sexuality studies. A minor in HDFS will enable students to:

  • Explore how individuals develop and become resilient over time – particularly within the context of family, school, work and society.
  • Discover how significant relationships with parents, partners, teachers and friends can influence the ways in which we develop over time.
  • Consider how difficult circumstances, such as poverty, make lives and relationships more difficult to navigate.
  • Appreciate the diverse ways in which individuals and families thrive and survive.
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Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
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