Gain core knowledge about individuals and families throughout their lifespan. These majors empower you to become educators, leaders, and professionals.
You can combine your major in HDFS with other fields (Psychology, Public Health, Early Childhood, or Sociology) to earn two degrees!
Earn hands-on experience beyond the classroom through domestic or international study programs, internships, research or service-learning. This experiential learning gives you the edge over competitors when you apply for a job or pursue graduate school.
As an HDFS Major, you are required to complete an internship so you can apply your knowledge and specialize your learning.
Our minors provide you with knowledge of key concepts underlying individual and family development across the life cycle.
What can't you do with a degree in HDFS?
Many of our courses have the following prerequisites:
FACS Education enables you to prepare middle and high school students for careers in Family and Consumer Sciences.
If you're interested in opening your own nonprofit to help the community, childcare facility, or therapy clinic, supplement your HDFS degree with an Entrepreneurship Certificate.
Declare your major, minor, or learn how to make an advising appointment by going to the Student Success and Advising Center in 112 Dawson Hall.
If your last name is from A-L
or you intend to pursue Child Life,
see Julie Patterson.
If your last name is from M-Z,
see Ahmaud Templeton.
Do you want to specialize your learning through a directed study? Here are the steps:
All HDFS students working with HDFS faculty must fill out the 3010 Agreement Form.
Angela Hendricks has big dreams abroad after graduating from FACS.