The Human Development and Family Studies Program focuses on the family and relationships throughout the life cycle in a setting of multicultural forces. Both theoretical and research findings are integrated into a multidisciplinary approach to addressing the problems facing families in modern society.
There are two majors offered through the area:
Students in Human Development and Family Studies may choose to concentrate in Child Development, Adolescent Development or related areas. The second major, Family and Consumer Sciences Education, is offered in cooperation with the School of Education. Graduates may pursue careers in family life, child and adolescent development, government, social service agencies, teaching, or private businesses that specialize in goods and services for the family.