Human Development and Family Science (B.A.)
The Human Development and Family Science (HDFS) Program at Queens College is part of the Department of Family Nutrition and Exercise Sciences (FNES). The mission of the Human Development and Family Science Program is to prepare students to have knowledge of human development and family science concepts and theories, and to apply current and emerging knowledge to enhance the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities.
Human Development and Family Science professionals help families use resources to promote optimal development and find solutions to their problems using a multi-disciplinary approach (e.g., human development, family relations, family economics and resource management). They have jobs in areas such as social service agencies for children, and elderly, mental health services, or parenting programs. Many of our students decide to continue their studies and go for graduate degrees in Social Work, Family Counseling/Family Therapy, Mental Health Counseling, Child and Family Science, Human Resources, Child Life, School Counseling, and other fields.