The mission of the Division of Family Studies and Human Development is to provide excellence in research, teaching, and outreach that strengthens families and human development across the lifespan. Undergraduate majors in Family Studies and Human Development complete a core curriculum in family/interpersonal processes and human development across the lifespan. They are prepared to pursue careers and graduate training in diverse fields (e.g., human services, social policy, community and public health, counseling, social work, medicine, gerontology, and family law). The graduate program offers a doctoral degree (Ph.D.) with an emphasis in Family Studies and Human Development. The program prepares social and behavioral scientists for research, teaching, and other professional careers in a variety of academic, government, and private-sector settings.