The Human Development and Family Studies program focuses on the physical, social and psychological growth and development and interpersonal relationships in family environmental settings. It prepares students for employment as directors of child development centers, child care specialists, nursery school/day care teachers, adoption placement agents, caseworkers, and other careers related to families.
To prepare students for work as directors of child care centers and nursery school/day care teachers
To prepare students for careers in child welfare, the social services, and cooperative extension
To prepare students for community service to work with families and groups with special needs
To prepare students for graduate work in human development and related areas