In HDFS, there are so many paths you can take. Students in HDFS go on to become couple and family therapists, researchers, family life educators, social workers, allied health professionals, policy-makers, judges, non-profit leaders and more.
Prepare for graduate study in prevention and intervention fields such as Family Life Education Professional Counseling, Marriage and Family Therapy, Social Work and Policy/Law.
The coursework in Child Life prepares you to work with children and families in healthcare settings as a Certified Child Life Specialist. You will learn about the unique effects of hospitalization on children and families.
This track prepares students to work directly with individuals with disabilities, their family members, and in advocacy positions for individuals with disabilities.
What can I do with a degree in HDFS?
What can't you do with a degree in HDFS?
You can combine your major in HDFS with other fields (Psychology, Public Health, Early Childhood, or Sociology) to earn two degrees!
Whatever your career path, all Human Development and Family Science students can complete an internship. During this educational applied learning experience, you have the opportunity to apply your knowledge in a personal way to help you obtain your future goals.