As a unit within the College of Health and Human Sciences, the School of Family Studies and Human Services fully embraces the motto: "In a world focused on things, we focus first on PEOPLE." You can see this motto play out in the empathy and conscientiousness provided by our academic advisors, by the personal touch of our faculty, and the genuineness of our students.
Our programs address human needs through a holistic approach. Imagine a child who is first recognized as meeting the criteria for autism spectrum disorder (ASD). Those first signs are going to be picked up on by Parents as Teachers educators or in an early childhood development center or preschool—those are OUR early childhood education graduates. Speech and language delays are not uncommon with ASD—OUR communication sciences and disorders graduates are ready to step in to provide speech language pathology services! That same child will not meet the typical developmental milestones expected in elementary school and beyond—OUR human development and family science graduates are trained to specifically work with children and their families on developmental tasks and provide appropriate programming. Parental and family conflict tends to increase with a child with special needs—graduates of OUR couple and family therapy and conflict resolution programs are there to help. Making an estate plans for a special needs child is one of many things that OUR personal financial planning graduates do. Come for a campus visit and let our faculty, staff, and students show you around our five campus locations to gain clinical experience in couple and family therapy, speech-language pathology, early childhood development, or conflict resolution.
Welcome to the School of Family Studies and Human Services! We're here to help you develop a career devoted to enhancing the well-being of individuals and families.
Sonya Britt-Lutter, Ph.D., CFP®
Interim Director and Professor