Human Development and Family Science (B.A.)

Department of Human Development and Family Life Education

The human development and family science major recognizes the crucial role of families in society and the curriculum focuses on personal relationships and their connection to and impact on human living and development.

Samford’s mission and values lend perfectly to learning how to best educate the family. Our program leans on the Christian mission of the university to equip you to become a better educator and advocate. Our major prepares you for a wide range of careers enriching families through education, service and advocacy.

In addition to the primary program, we offer concentrations in child development education, child life and gerontology. A degree in human development and family science at Samford meets the standards and criteria required for the professional Certified Family Life Educator designation from the National Council on Family Relations.

CFLE Approved
Degree Level
Program Delivery
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)
Department Chair
Director of Graduate Studies