Human Development and Family Studies

 
 
 
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Get personal attention and specialized training from a nationally recognized child and family development program.

In a recent national study, Texas Tech University was named as one of the nation's best schools for Human Development and Family Studies.

The Human Development and Family Studies program focuses on the development of the individual within a family context, from prenatal development through old age. Students acquire a broad knowledge of family interaction and family dynamics so that they may understand and work with today's families as they continue to change and diversify.

Acquire a Broad Foundation for a Human and Family Development Career

Earning a degree from our Human Development and Family Studies program opens up a variety of career pathways and prepares you for Pre-Professional Health Careers such as:

  • Advocacy
  • Assistant Director of Daycare
  • Child Life Specialist
  • Child Protective Services
  • Community Relations and Education
  • Criminal Justice
  • Detention Officer
  • Early Intervention Specialist
  • Education
  • Religious Studies
  • Social Services
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Speech, language, and hearing sciences

Undergraduate Programs


Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies

Our bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies provides you with superior preparation for careers in teaching, social work, early childhood education, and related fields.

Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood with Teacher Certification EC - 6th Grade

Texas Tech University provides you with an outstanding foundation for a career as an early childhood teacher.

Graduate Programs


Master of Science (M.S.) in Human Development and Family Studies

Our master's degree in Human Development and Family Studies has a national reputation for excellence.

Online Master of Science (M.S.) in Human Development and Family Studies Options

Our eLearning options provide distance education to a wide spectrum of potential and current professionals in gerontology and youth development.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Human Development and Family Studies

Our Human Development and Family Studies Ph.D. program provides exceptional training for a faculty position.

Graduate Certificates

We offer specially focused, online graduate certificates in Gerontology and Youth Development.

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