Welcome to Human Development and Family Science

NDSU's Department of Human Development and Family Science takes 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.

Explore Careers in Aging

There are many careers in the field of Aging. Check the Career Planning section of the Student Resources to read about HDFS alum who are enjoying their careers! 

Undergraduate Degrees

Bachelor's Degree in Human Development and Family Science: with options in: Child and Adolescent Development, Family Science, Child Development /Elementary Education, Family Science /Social Work and Adult Development and Aging. Undergraduate information.

Graduate Programs
Graduate Degree- on campus

Ph.D. in Developmental Science

Graduate Degrees and Certificates - Online

Masters Degrees-online With options in Family Financial Planning, Gerontology and Youth Development. Online masters program!

Graduate Certificates-online: Youth Development, Youth Program Management and Evaluation, Gerontology, and Family Financial Planning with options in financial planning, and financial and housing counseling.

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