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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 three options available:

There are also three minors available that are related to the major:


Human development and family science major video


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Whitney Craven

NTT Instructor

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205B HH

Wendy Morrison

NTT Instructor

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406 994-6075

318C HH

Kalli Decker

Assoc Professor

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406 994-3246

115 HH

J. Mitchell Vaterlaus

Assoc Professor and Program Leader

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406 994-3229

122 HH

Nicole Wanago

NTT Instructor

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406 994-5006

223 HH