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Catalog 2020-2021

Human Development & Family Science, B.S.


The Human Development & Family Science major focuses on human development from infancy through old age. Students will examine how family and community dynamics affect the development of individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds and life experiences. Through fieldwork, program evaluation, and service learning, students become prepared to work with children, youth, families, and elders in education or social service programs.

To learn more about the major, visit the Human Development and Family Science Department.

Required Courses


In order to graduate, you will also need to complete your General Education  and university requirements .

Learning Outcomes


Human Development and Family Science Content Knowledge

Students assess theories, research methods, and concepts of physical, cognitive, and socio-emotional development and of family processess across the lifespan.

Diversity in Human Development and Family Science

Students analyze the diversity of lifespan development and family processes within real-life settings, and across local, national, and global contexts.

Human Development and Family Science Integration and Application

Students evaluate and develop solutions to real-world issues that affect children, youth, adults, and families.

Human Development and Family Science Professional Application

Students evaluate and develop effective and ethical professional HDFS skills and ethical and reflective practices to serve and advocate for individuals and families in diverse, multicultural communities.