Human Development & Family Sciences (B.A.)

Department of Human Development and Family Sciences

The Department of Human Development & Family Sciences (HDFS) focuses its research, teaching, and public engagement on a multidisciplinary understanding of 1) healthy development and wellbeing of individuals and families over the lifespan, 2) interactions and processes within families, and 3) individuals and families in societal and cultural contexts.

We are committed to excellence in research, teaching, and public engagement through our core values of individualized mentoring, innovation and leadership, diversity and equity, and applied/translational science.

The Associate Department Head for Undergraduate Studies is Beth Russell, Ph.D.

This program's CFLE-approval was discontinued 1/31/2021.

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Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
New England Commission of Higher Education (NECHE)
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