Human Development & Family Studies (B.A.Ed.)

School of Education

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.

CFLE Approved
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Program Delivery
Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC)