University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Human Development and Family Studies
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Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) is a pre-professional major for undergraduate students who feel driven to improve the lives of children and families. HDFS prepares you for careers in what are often called "helping professions," including fields such as education, public health, social work, health services, nonprofit management, counseling services, and more. You will gain a deep understanding of how children from different backgrounds and abilities develop over time in the context of families, schools and communities, and leave prepared to engage meaningfully with those communities. Through HDFS, you can graduate with a unique set of skills and experiences that will make you a highly sought-after candidate for graduate and licensure programs.

Program Overview
Program Administrator
Helyne Frederick
Campus Enrollment
Program Options
  • Undergraduate
Areas of Study
  • Child or Adolescent Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
Department Address

100 Cameron Ave
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
United States

Undergraduate Program
Undergraduate Program Type
Undergraduate Director
Helyne Frederick
Undergrad Program Options
  • Child and Family Health
  • Family Life Education
Undergrad Courses Offered
  • Introduction to HDFS
  • Families and Communities in Diverse Contexts for Children
  • Family Systems
  • Human Development and Learning
  • Identity and Sexuality
  • Introduction to Counseling and Coaching
  • Resource Management for Individual and Families
  • Parenting and Family Life Education
  • Career and Professional Development
  • Parenting and Family Life Education
  • Career and Professional Development
  • Internship in HDFS
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
Helyne Frederick
CFLE Contact Email