HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES

School of Health and Human Sciences

CHILD, YOUTH, and FAMILY DEVELOPMENT

Child, Youth, and Family Development prepares students for careers in family, governmental, and community service agencies that serve children, adolescents, adults, the elderly, and their families.  Student graduating with an HDFS degree in the Child, Youth, and Family Development concentration often seek graduate training in HDFS, psychology, counseling, or social work; or pursue certification as Family Life Educators.

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Program at a Glance:

  • 120 semester hours for graduation
  • Required and elective courses in HDFS and related areas
  • Required internship program designed to help students connect their academic knowledge to real-life experience; obtain professional experience in a field that relates to human development and family studies; develop professional relationships;
    and provide a way for students to test the waters about their field of interest.

Career Options

  • Youth and family services
  • Child/family crisis intervention services
  • Child advocacy organizations
  • Community service organizations
  • Residential treatment facilities for children
  • Juvenile justice and delinquency prevention
  • Foster care programs
  • Drug and alcohol prevention programs
  • Teen pregnancy services


The degree also prepares students for graduate study in fields such as human development and family studies, social work, psychology, or counseling.

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