Virtual Open Houses for Applicants to the MS or PhD Graduate Programs
Focus on Early Childhood
To join the Open Houses, use Chrome or FireFox browser, click on the link and follow the instructions to join a WebEx session with our HDFS faculty.
October 11 from 5:00 – 6:00 EST accessed at http://bit.ly/2czFG3Z
October 24 from 5:00 – 6:00 EST accessed at http://bit.ly/2czF52q
November 9 from 5:00 – 6:00 EST accessed at http://bit.ly/2cIyKlG
Human Development and Family Studies
The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS), in the School of Health and Human Sciences at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, is committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service regarding human development and close relationships across the lifespan. Our objectives are to educate the next generation of HDFS professionals and scholars, to generate new knowledge, and to foster the well-being of individuals and families in their everyday lives.
As a premier HDFS department, we focus on the following areas: early care and education; child, youth, and family development; aging. Undergraduates can prepare for birth through kindergarten teacher licensure (as can our MEd graduate students) or focus on children's and adolescents' development in their diverse cultural, school, and family contexts. M.S. and doctoral students examine the biological, relational, early educational, social, and cultural foundations of development and their implications for families. The emphasis on “culture” includes not only different societies, but also within-society cultural groups, such as racial/ethnic and social class groups. We are committed to interdisciplinary study, diversity, and internationalization.