The Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences (HDFS) focuses on the study of human development, individuals in a family context, relationships, and well-being within the family and the broader social, economic, community, and governmental environment. Academic and research programs are organized into five streams:
- Early Childhood
- Human Development
- Families and Personal Relationships
- Families and Society
- Human Development and Family Sciences Honors
Regardless of which stream you choose, all HDFS majors have the opportunity to enhance their education through research and observation. Because the HDFS program is housed in the College of Natural Sciences, all HDFS students will develop a strong foundation in math and science.
Students who study HDFS will be prepared for careers in human services, public policy, advanced research and graduate school.