Human Development and Family Studies About Our Department Enhancing Healthy Development
We examine societal and developmental challenges faced by children, families, and our aging population and trains students to meet these challenges in a variety of human service and health settings.
From the Department Head Welcome to Human Development and Family Studies
As Dean of the College of Health and Human Sciences, I want to warmly welcome you to HDFS and invite you to learn more about what we do. We are passionate about people! Our undergraduate and graduate programs illuminate the wonder and complexity of human development across the lifespan, how contexts such as family, school, community, and culture impact our development, and how we can use that knowledge to create programs and interventions that help people.
We approach the study of human development and family studies from an inclusive and multi-cultural lens. We are dedicated to engaged learning, and our programs of study utilize innovative and high-impact experiences to facilitate learning. Our faculty are engaged in exciting and impactful research activities and are committed to mentoring students in the classroom and in research projects. There is so much we are excited about. Come learn with us!
– Lise Youngblade, Ph.D.
Human Development and Family Studies Who We Are
Opportunities for students to take ownership of their education and leadership.