Human Development and Family Science

Our Program

The human development and family science program provides students with the opportunity to integrate classroom knowledge and real-world experiences to achieve a sophisticated understanding of how individuals, relationships, and families develop and function across the life course. Students can tailor their degree to fit their career goals by selecting a minor, certificate, area of concentration, or internship. HDFS graduates are well prepared to improve the lives of individuals and families by enhancing their socioemotional, psychosocial, and relational health and well-being.


  • Award winning faculty who are dedicated and committed to providing high-quality undergraduate education
  • Internship placement through dedicated internship coordinator
  • Graduates of the program who complete all degree requirements and an internship are qualified to apply for the Provisional Certified Family Life Education designation
93% of graduates are employed or seeking higher education
Paid undergraduate research opportunities
NCFR approved program (Certified Family Life Educator)

Career Opportunities

  • Health care
  • Human Services
  • Student Affairs
  • Family Intervention
  • Government or Public Policy

*some careers require additional education

Learn more about our Human Development and Family Science program