Gain core knowledge about individuals and families throughout their lifespan. These majors empower you to become educators, leaders, and professionals.


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.

Student Organizations

  1. Human Development and Family Science Association
  2. Human Development and Family Science Book Club


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.

picture of Julie PattersonIf your last name is from A-L
or you intend to pursue Child Life,
see Julie Patterson.

picture of Ahmaud TempletonIf your last name is from M-Z,
see Ahmaud Templeton.