As an undergraduate, you can get hands-on experience beyond the classroom through domestic or international study programs, internships, research or service-learning. This type of study, called experiential learning, gives you the edge over competitors when you apply for a job or pursue graduate school.


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Internships within our department are required and provide you with the opportunity to apply the course work in a wide variety of community settings that serve individuals and families. View internship options, locations and requirements.


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Service-learning is the application of academic skills and knowledge to address a community need, issue, or problem and to enhance student learning. Currently, our department offers HDFS 3700S: Adolescence and Young Adult Survey that enables students to participate in a mentorship program with a local school.

Education Abroad

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Visit FACS Study Away to learn more about opportunities through domestic or international study programs.*Please note that education abroad opportunities DO NOT meet our departmental internship requirements.