2021-2022 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    
    Sep 20, 2021  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Human Development and Family Science


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 Eunjoo Jung, Chair
144H White Hall
315-443-5778
 
Matthew Mulvaney, Undergraduate Program Director
144C White Hall
315-443-5654

Faculty

Colleen Cameron, Catherine Garcia, Chandice Haste-Jackson, Eunjoo Jung, Ambika Krishnakumar, Gabriel Joey Merrin, Matthew Mulvaney, Kamala Ramadoss, Rachel Razza, Jaipaul L. Roopnarine, Merril Silverstein, Sara Vasilenko

Staff

Kathleen Nasto, Office Coordinator
Kathy Rainone, Administrative Assistant
Emily Williams, Internship Coordinator
 

The Department of Human Development and Family Science (HDFS) is a dynamic interdisciplinary department that is informed by research and theory from the fields of anthropology, psychology, sociology, public policy, and education. We take a cross-cultural and life-span approach to the study of development across communities and contexts (e.g., families, schools, work, and hospitals). HDFS provides numerous opportunities for diverse career paths and advanced degree options. HDFS graduates are prepared to pursue careers as service providers, program administrators, human resource specialists in governmental and nongovernmental agencies serving children, youth, adults, and families. Additionally, graduates may work as advocates and researchers in educational institutions, health services, counselling and family intervention programs. HDFS is a popular major for students interested in careers in law, medical or health related fields.

Our 124 credit B.S. degree program provides students with a broad foundation covering a range of issues focusing on the healthy development of children, youth, adults, and families across cultural contexts. The department also offers minors in Gerontology, Human Development and Family Science, Child and Family Policy, and Mindfulness and Contemplative Studies.

Programs

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