If you are a Human Development and Family Science Major, then you may be eligible to obtain a BSFCS and M.S, or MAT in 5 years that will enable you to meet certification requirements and be competitive on the job market.

Double Dawgs Advantages

  • Efficient use of 5 years
  • Cost of attendance for 2 degrees saves $27,500
  • Reduced student debt load, BS/MS saves $20,500

BSFCS/M.S. in HDFS thesis and non-thesis options

Do you want to be certified as a Family Life Educator and be prepared to work in a career in the private or public sector, Extension, after-school programs, youth and family services, etc?

Pathway contact: Melissa Kozak
Undergraduate advising contact: Julie Patterson
Graduate contact: Margaret Caughy

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BSFCS/M.S. in Child Life thesis and non-thesis options

Do you want to work in healthcare settings to support children and families as a Child Life Specialist?

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BSFCS/ M.A.T. with an emphasis in special education, birth through kindergarten non-thesis

Do you want to work in early learning and care environments, and be eligible for Georgia Teacher Certification in Birth through Kindergarten and Preschool Special Education?

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Human Development and Family Science B.S.F.C.S./Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics M.S. (Concentration in Financial Planning) non-thesis

Do you want to be a Certified Financial Planner and be prepared to work in a client-focused manner?

Financial planning is a helping profession, where Certified Financial Planners work to create and manage wealth, counsel clients on their financial and tax matters, teach about personal finance, advise on transferring wealth, and research investment opportunities. This Double Dawgs program will enable students to learn how to accomplish the tasks of a CFP in a client-focused manner, and will prepare students to sit for the Certified Financial Planner™ examination.

Pathway contact: Swarn Chatterjee
Undergraduate advising contact: Julie Patterson and Ahmaud Templeton
Graduate advising contact: Swarn Chatterjee

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Sample Program of Study

Human Development and Family Science B.S.F.C.S./Financial Planning, Housing and Consumer Economics M.S. (Concentration in Consumer Analytics) non-thesis

Do you want to inform organizational and policy decisions by transforming data into practical information?

Consumer and policy analysts are in demand by private, public, and non-profit organizations. This Double Dawgs program will provide students with the analytical skills needed to transform data into practical information for use in organizational and policy decisions.

Pathway contact: Swarn Chatterjee
Undergraduate advising contact: Julie Patterson and Ahmaud Templeton
Graduate advising contact: Swarn Chatterjee

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Sample Program of Study

Human Development and Family Science B.S.F.C.S./Nonprofit Management and Leadership MA non-thesis

Do you want to work in nonprofit management, administration, and leadership?

Human Development and Family Science/MA—Nonprofit Management and Leadership is designed to train highly motivated students in the skills, knowledge, and values for successful careers in nonprofit management, administration, and leadership. We place a strong emphasis on helping students acquire and use the skills and techniques for understanding human behavior, social context, and sound research, as well as in leading nonprofit organizations that serve diverse communities.

Pathway contact: Anthony Mallon
Undergraduate advising contact: Julie Patterson and Ahmaud Templeton
Graduate advising contact: Anthony Mallon

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Sample Program of Study

Psychology B.S./Human Development and Family Science M.S. thesis and non-thesis

Do you want a career in the private or public sector, Extension, after-school programs, youth and family services, etc.?

Psychology students who obtain an M.S. in Human Development and Family Science will have studied human development across the lifespan, from infancy to old age, using an interdisciplinary perspective. This degree option will provide students with a career path and preparation for careers in parenting, couples, and relationships education, direct service, extension, and community-based programs.

Pathway contact: Margaret Caughy
Undergraduate advising contact: Trina Cyterski 
Graduate advising contact: Margaret Caughy

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Sample Program of Study