Human Development & Family Studies
The mission of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies is to promote the health and well-being of individuals, families and relationships across the life span through research, teaching, service and community outreach and engagement.
The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) offers a wide range of courses in the areas of early childhood, human development across the life span, interpersonal relations, and family studies. Graduates of the department become qualified to pursue a variety of careers in education, human services, health, advocacy and business, and/or pursue graduate studies.
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