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Experiential Learning


As a Human Development and Family Studies major, you’ll be required to participate in an internship your senior year, which is an intensive experience in a setting aligned with your career interest or concentration.

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Early in your degree programs, typically as a sophomore or junior, you can choose to participate in a 90 hour practicum experience that exposes you to hands-on experience in programs that service youth, families, and the aging.

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Research, Teaching, and Advising

We provide opportunities for students to take ownership of their education and build leadership skills while working closely with faculty, staff, graduate students, and fellow undergraduates.

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Experiential Learning

Resources Prospective and Current Students

Wondering what you can do with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies? Check out ideas and explore your options! This list is not all encompassing but designed to get you started on your career development journey.

Student Organizations

Becoming a member of a student organization provides many opportunities including direct interaction with professionals in your field of study. Network with professionals and friends while learning skills to become a better leader.

Advising and Support

Human Development and Family Studies advising staff is here to help you get the most out of your studies. Get in touch with us and let’s schedule an appointment to answer your questions.