Human Development and Family Studies (B.S.)

Department of Counseling and Human Development

Human Development and Family Studies is the study of lifespan development in the context of family, community and society. The Human Development and Family Studies major prepares students for careers such as working with children and families, or assisting prevention specialists and advocates. Graduates are employable in schools, state government, clinics, childcare facilities and non-profit organizations.

The program works to draw from theory and research to examine human development across the lifespan and the dynamic interaction of family members. Students will gain knowledge and experience in the science of human growth and development, human interaction and family relationships. Graduates will typically work in careers that promote healthy development and positive family functions.

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Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Council for Accreditation of Counseling and Related Educational Programs (CACREP)
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