Human Development and Family Sciences

Why should I major in Human Development and Family Sciences?

Human Development and Family Science majors develop skills to work with all ages, from child development to later stages of life. Students choose from three concentrations to specialize in and prepare for careers working with individuals and families in nonprofit, government and private sectors. 

What can I do with a degree in Human Development and Family Science?

There are multiple career options for a Human Development and Family Sciences graduate. Depending on the concentration area chosen, graduates can be employed in various public service fields, or choose to continue their education through graduate or professional school. 

  • Family Crisis Center
  • Child Welfare Counselor
  • Hospice Care
  • Alcohol and Drug Treatment

What does a Human Development and Family Science major study?

Courses of study for Human Development and Family Sciences majors vary depending on the concentration area. Students should select a concentration that best matches their interests.

To view degree plans prior to 2017-2018, see the Human Development and Family Sciences Degree Archives.

How can a Human Development and Family Science student be involved?

The School of Human Environmental Sciences and the University offer a variety of outlets for students to gain professional development experiences.

Human Development and Family Sciences student observing a classroom of children.

Quick Facts

Department:
School of Human Environmental Sciences

Average Starting Salary:
$36,000

Graduate School & Employment Placement Rate:
86%

Internship Required:
Yes

Commonly Paired Minors:
Social Work, Child Advocacy Studies Training, General Foods and Nutrition


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