Queens College

Department of Human Development & Family Studies
CFLE Approved
Last Updated

The Human Development and Family Science (HDFS) Specialization at Queens College is part of the Family and Consumer Sciences Program in the Department of Family, Nutrition, and Exercise Sciences (FNES). The program offers a Bachelors of Arts degree in Family and Consumer Sciences that requires the completion of 120-credits, including general college curriculum and courses specific to the program and specialization of Human Development and Family Science.

The Human Development and Family Science Specialization was approved for the Family Life Education Certification (CFLE) by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) in 2005 and re-certified in 2010 and 2015. The certification attests that the curriculum includes appropriate course work for each of the 10 family life substance areas required for the CFLE designation. The mission of the Human Development and Family Science Specialization is to prepare students to have knowledge of the human development and family science concepts and theories, and to apply the current and emerging knowledge to enhance the well being of individuals, families and communities.

Program Overview
Program Administrator
FNES Department Chair: Ashima Kant, Ph.D.
Campus Enrollment
Program Options
  • Undergraduate
Areas of Study
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
Department Address

65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Queens, NY 11367
United States

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Undergraduate Program
Undergrad Program Options
  • Human Development and Family Studies
Undergrad Courses Offered
  • Child Development and Parenting
  • Family Relations
  • Families as Consumers
  • Family Resource Management
  • General Nutrition
  • Problems in Marriage and Family
  • Child and Family Policies
  • Research Methods in HDFS
  • Child Life: Coping with Medical Problems
  • Counseling Sexuality
  • Theories of Lifespan Development
  • Families in Cross-Cultural Perspectives
  • Family and Community Program Development
  • Family Issues and Conflict Resolution
  • Professional Development and Ethics
  • Fieldwork-Community
Undergrad Accreditations/Approval
Undergrad Comments

Human Development and Family Studies program prepares students for careers working with youth, adults and families. Students develop the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to help families manage successfully life challenges.

CFLE Information

NCFR recognizes schools offering undergraduate and graduate degree programs with course work that follows the Standards and Criteria required for approval as a Provisional Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE). NCFR approval allows the school to offer their graduates the opportunity to apply for Provisional Certification using the Abbreviated Application process. The CFLE Checklist represents the courses that meet the CFLE criteria at that school. Students must complete all the courses on a checklist in order to qualify to apply for the CFLE designation through the Abbreviated Application process.

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CFLE Contact
HDFS Program Coordinator: Mihaela Robila, Ph.D., CFLE
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