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Department of Human Development and Family Science

Department of Human Development and Family Science

So, Tell Us …

  • Are you passionate about families? Children? Teenagers? Older Adults?
  • Are you interested by interpersonal relationships between family members, married couples or friends? Do you want to help individuals achieve healthy relationships?
  • Do you believe it is important to try to prevent family crises before they occur?
  • What about the policies that directly affect families or the agencies that assist families in times of need? Do these appeal to you?
  • Are you curious as to how the family fits into the larger society?  Have you ever wondered about how one's actions affect the entire family?
  • Do you desire to educate students in matters of human development or food science?

If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then one of our MAJORS may be just what you are looking for.

Human Development & Family Science


The Human Development & Family Science major focuses on the development of the individual in the context of family and society with particular attention to interpersonal dynamics.

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Family and Consumer Science Education


The Family and Consumer Science Education major prepares those who wish to be certified to teach family and consumer sciences in kindergarten through twelfth grade in public or private schools.

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Child and Family Services


The Child and Family Services major, designed for TEACH students, helps childcare professionals to become more effective partners with families in fostering healthy development of children by highlighting the importance of parenting, family systems and interpersonal dynamics in the lives of children.

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One of our minors may nicely complement the major you have already selected.
What is Family Science and how is it distinct from other Social Sciences?
Strengths of the Human Development and Family Science Department