Students interested in the Human Development and Family Science program have a heart for service and helping individuals succeed in all aspects of their lives.
The Human Development and Family Science program focuses on the development of the individual in a family context. The program emphasizes the development of individuals across the lifespan. Students learn to implement and assess programs and services designed to strengthen and enhance individual and family well-being. The program also offers both a master's degree and doctoral degree.
The HDFS program is in the School of Family Studies and Human Services within the College of Human Ecology. It is interdisciplinary and offers a broad range of coursework and experiences that allow graduates to have a number of career options within youth and childcare programs, family social service programs, mental health centers, nursing homes, churches and developmental programs.