In HDFS, there are so many paths you can take. These range anywhere in the realms of Business, Consumer, and Family Services, Community-Based Social Services, Education, Family Intervention, Faith-Based Organizations, Child Life Specialists, Government and Public Policy, Healthcare, and Research.
What can't you do with a degree in HDFS?
The emphasis in Child Life prepares you to work with children and families in healthcare settings. You will learn about the unique effects of hospitalization on children and families.
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 are required to 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.
I am currently a second year medical student at the Medical College of Georgia and having a degree in HDFS has been a tremendous benefit. I am able to appreciate the family dynamics that can dictate a particular treatment plan or how a sick child can affect the entire family. Learning to become a doctor is so much more than understanding disease and learning treatments, I know that I will be a better doctor because my of degree in HDFS.
Lauren Daniels, UGA Class of 2010