Human Development and Family Sciences (B.S.)

Department of Human Environmental Sciences

The Child Development major within the Family Life Education degree program provides students with a strong foundation on the growth and development of young children and the importance of parent education, play, and assessment when working with families. Curricula will prepare students for career opportunities by building competencies to work with children and their families.

The Gerontology major within the Family Life Education program provides students with a concentration of courses related to the care and advocacy for the older adult. Because of the rapid pace at which our society is aging and the high percentage of older adults, careers in this area are increasing in demand. A graduate from this program is prepared for a career in administration, advocacy and care of older adults. This program also prepares students to work with families who are making decisions about the care of their older family members.

The Marriage and Family major within the Family Life Education program is designed for students who desire to work in family life education and/or in family and community service settings. All curriculum has a broad interdisciplinary component including course work in individual development, marital and family systems, professionalism and ethics and research. Upon completion of this degree, students are prepared to apply for the following certifications: Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) and Certified Child and Parenting Practitioner (CCPP).

CFLE Approved
Degree Level
Program Delivery
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Family Life Education
Child Development
Marriage and Family
Higher Learning Commission (HLC)