Human Development and Family Studies (Minor)

Department of Human Development & Family Studies

Relevant to a diverse array of careers, a multidisciplinary minor in Human Development and Family Studies highlights the key aspects of individual and family development and change over time. In fact, a wide range of health professionals — including speech pathologists, occupational therapists, nurses, or physicians — educators, and business professionals may all refine their practices based on understanding normal patterns of individual and family development.

In addition, an HDFS minor complements many related social sciences majors. For example, it can help psychology students appreciate the ecological contexts of development and sociology students better understand interpersonal processes.

Degree Level
Program Delivery
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)
Department Chair
Director of Graduate Studies