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Human Development and Family Science Major

Students majoring in HDFS will study individuals and families across the lifespan in the context of their communities. Students will challenge assumptions about individuals and families as they learn how to critically read and analyze research. Students will apply their knowledge through Experiential Learning opportunities and identify career opportunities related to human development.

You will learn about

  • Lifespan and family development
  • The reciprocal influence of social, cultural, and historical contexts
  • Diverse family structures and functions

You will learn how to

  • Think critically and apply theory, research, and ethical practices
  • Generate and effectively communicate knowledge
  • Provide educational, counseling, and advocacy services needed for children and families to function more effectively
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