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Human Development and Family Studies

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The Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) Bachelor of Science program focuses on supporting positive human development over the life course in diverse economic and cultural contexts. Help people identify and develop important life skills for effective management of personal, family, and community resources, enabling families to thrive and lead healthy and happy lives.





Classwork and real-world experiences prepare students for careers in human development and family educational programs (pre-K through university settings), human services, or community or government service, and provide an excellent foundation for graduate study.


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Fulfilling Career Opportunities

Career paths include academic school counselor or college adviser; community outreach worker; preschool teacher; education coordinator; program administrator or associate; family, physical, or occupational therapist; teacher; social worker; doctor or nurse; university professor.

Note: the HDFS (formerly FAMR) degree provides a foundation for jobs requiring a BS; other jobs and career paths may require additional training, including a master’s or doctoral degree.

Visit the Family and Consumer Sciences Department for more information.