Human Development and Family Science (B.S.)

Department of Human Development and Family Science

Human Development and Family Science is the scientific study of individuals and families that focuses on the development of humans through the entire lifespan, and across cross-cultural contexts. It involves social, physical, emotional, and behavioral development, as well as family dynamics and relationships in other social contexts, such as schools, workplaces and faith communities. Falk’s HDFS programs draw from psychology, sociology and education.

CFLE-approved program discontinued effective 11/30/2023. CFLE coursework must be completed by 11/30/2023. Graduates may apply for CFLE through the CFLE-approved program process until 11/30/2025.

CFLE Approved
Degree Level
Program Delivery
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE),
Director of Graduate Studies