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NDSU's Department of Human Development and Family Science offers a 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.  We also offer the Ph.D. in Developmental Science  and in Couple and Family Therapy, as well as a  Masters Degree in HDFS with options in Family Financial Planning, Gerontology and Youth Development. We take pride in preparing our graduates for their future careers.

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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.

2017 Gertrude Weigum Hinsz Lecture
NDSU’s Department of Human Development and Family Science is proud to announce that the 2017 Gertrude Weigum Hinsz lecture will be presented at 3:30 pm on Friday, March 3rd, in the Atrium of the NDSU Alumni Center. The speaker will be Dr. Jeffrey Parker, associate professor of psychology at the University of Alabama. For more information:

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