Human Development and Family Studies

2016 graduates from the Masters of Education in Birth through Kindergarten Interdisciplinary Studies of Education and Development online program, pictured with faculty

Mission of the Department of HDFS

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies seeks to enhance the quality of life for individuals across the lifespan within their diverse and changing relationships, families, social networks, and communities in varying contexts through (1) exceptional research and scholarship, (2) outstanding teaching and mentoring to prepare the next generation of professionals, and (3) active community engagement and intervention.