Department of Human Development and Family StudiesEnhancing Healthy Development
Through training and research, we examine human development across the lifespan in the context of families, schools, communities, and culture.
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Our Human Development and Family Studies Programs
Our programs are the pathway for you to learn about the cognitive, emotional, social, and physical development in humans. You will apply your knowledge on issues relating to stages across the lifespan and how it impacts culture and families.
The ECC offers programming for young children, trains students for careers in the field of early childhood, and provides opportunities for research related to children, families, and early childhood education.
Whether you’re building technical skills for a chosen profession or following a passion for helping people, each of our majors and degrees are designed around making connections while you learn — with faculty, employers, professionals, and people in the community.
As a human-centered college, we believe that research should not only contribute to scientific knowledge, but also be translated into programs, policies, and applications that put that knowledge to work.