Stephen F. Austin State University

School of Human Sciences
CFLE Approved
Last Updated

An academic program in Human Sciences has been offered at SFA, in Nacogdoches, Texas, since the university opened in 1923. The school has academic majors in Human Development and Family Studies, Food, Nutrition & Dietetics, Interior Design, Interior Merchandising, Fashion Merchandising, Hospitality Administration,and Family and Consumer Sciences.

Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees are offered; the B. S. program is among the largest in the state. Academic programs in Human Sciences prepare professionals who seek innovative solutions to the challenges of a contemporary society and of a changing world. The fundamental focus of the discipline is on humankind and the human condition throughout the life cycle.

Program Overview
Program Options
  • Undergraduate
  • Master’s
Areas of Study
  • Child or Adolescent Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
Department Address

Box 13014 SFA Station
Nacogdoches, TX 75962
United States

Phone Number
Undergraduate Program
Undergraduate Director
Lynda Martin
Undergrad Program Options
  • Human Development and Family Studies
Undergrad Courses Offered
  • Introduction to Child Development and Family Living
  • Infant and Child Development
  • Middle Childhood and Adolescent Development
  • Family, School, and Community Relationships
  • Adult Aging and Development
  • Family Life Education
  • Parenting
  • Consumer Problems
  • Introduction to Early Childhood
  • Social Policies and the Family
  • Family Development
  • Pre-Internship Preparation
  • Internship
Undergrad Accreditations/Approval
Undergrad Comments

HDFS provides an in-depth understanding of growth, change and development of children, adults, family and integrates a life-span, multicontextual, and family systems approach. This knowledge base has proven to be essential for professional careers and service-oriented professions.

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
Lynda Martin
CFLE Contact Email