NDSU's Department of Human Development and Family Science offers a Bachelors Degree in Human Development and Family Science with options in: Child Development, Family Science, Child Development /Elementary Education, Child Development/Social Work and Adult Development and Aging. We also offer a Ph.D. in Developmental Science, and a Masters Degree in HDFS with options in: Human Development and Family Science, Couple and Family Therapy, Family Financial Planning, Gerontology and Youth Development. We take pride in preparing our graduates for their future careers.
Choose a career for the future...make a difference!
Whether one is teaching first graders how to read or helping families with financial difficulties, human development professionals have a lasting impact on those they serve.
Congratulations to all our students
HDE Research Showcase
Students’ Choice Award Winner Rashidat Moreira (with Melissa O’Connor and Susan McFadden)
Peoples’ Choice Award Winner Tara Zolnikov
Research Showcase Poster Winner Alison Brennan (tied with herself for first place! One with Brandy Randall and Molly Secor-Turner and one with Joel Hektner)
Research Showcase Honorable Mention: Courage Mudzongo (who also won 3rd Place in the Graduate School’s Research and Arts Forum)
2013 Equity and Diversity Office Student Award
2013 Outstanding Undergraduate Student Award
2013 Outstanding Undergraduate Student Honorable Mention