Human Development and Family Science (HDFS) is the science of how individuals and families develop behaviorally, cognitively, economically, emotionally, physically, and socially throughout the lifespan. You’ll learn an interdisciplinary approach to knowledge development and application to promote positive development and expand human potential as well as the importance of diversity, inclusiveness, and social justice.

Undergraduate certificates in Aging Studies and Family Financial Planning complement almost every major on campus.

The Graduate Certificate and Master's degree programs will provide students the skills and knowledge they need to advance in their careers and become professional leaders in the fields of Gerontology, Youth Development, and Family Financial Planning.

The Developmental Science Ph.D. program has options for research and teaching opportunities throughout the lifespan.

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