Human Development & Family Science Major
The field of human development and family science is dedicated to enhancing the relationships among individuals, families, communities and the environments in which they function. The educational and professional field of human development and family science take leadership in improving individual, family, and community well-being; impacting the development, delivery, and evaluation of consumer goods and services; influencing the creation of policy; and shaping societal change, thereby enhancing the human condition.
Students in Human Development and Family Science take foundation courses in content areas based upon the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) and the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) standards. In addition, students take restricted supporting courses in the program.
There are two options available within the major:
There are also three minors available that are related to the major:
Sandy Bailey, PhD
Kimberly Hartman, MS
Deborah Haynes, PhD
Department Head; Assoc Professor
Holly Hunts, PhD
Wendy Bianchini Morrison, MS
Sandy Osborne, PhD
J. Mitchell Vaterlaus, PhD