The Human Development and Family Science degree program offers a broad range of classes and opportunities for students who want to help people live successful lives. Courses are designed to help students understand human behavior and development of individuals across the life span in a family context. Students gain knowledge and skills to strengthen and enhance individual and family well-being in a variety of settings at local, state, national and international levels.
Students select an area of concentration or an internship as they build knowledge and experience for a career of service and helping others.
A wide variety of career opportunities are open to FSHS graduates in such areas as youth and 4-H development, family services, mental health, elder care, student affairs, nonprofit administration, faith-based organizations, the judicial system, and public health. FSHS graduates are well prepared for graduate and professional school.
Graduates who have completed all of the degree requirements including the internship series are qualified to apply for the Provisional Certified Family Life Education (CFLE) designation administered by the National Council on Family Relations.
Bachelor’s degree requirements