Family Science and Human Development: Family Studies (B.S.)

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

The Family Science and Human Development: Family Studies concentration prepares students to use preventative and educational approaches in a variety of settings to strengthen individual and family well-being across the lifespan. Students explore relationships among individuals, families and their environment and culture with the goal of improving quality of life within communities and society at large. 

The Family Science and Human Development: Family Studies concentration provides skills and knowledge to enrich individual and family life. This concentration centers on family dynamics; the interrelationship of families and society; human growth and development throughout the lifespan; parent education; human sexuality; family resource management; the effects of policy and legislation on families; ethical considerations in professional conduct; impacts of cultural and historical contexts on individual, families, and societies; and how to teach and /or develop effective curriculum. 

CFLE Approved
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Area(s) of Study
Child/Human Development and Family Science/Studies
Family Science / Studies / Relations / Ecology / Services
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