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Welcome to the Department of Family Sciences, the third largest department at Texas Woman's University. It is my pleasure to serve students, faculty, and staff as the department chair. In the spirit of our newly adopted quality enhancement plan, "Pioneering Pathways: Learning by Doing", we are committed to providing rigorous academic programs while engaging with our community as we provide quality field placements and "hands-on" learning experiences. We also endeavor to graduate professionals who have the knowledge and experience to succeed in a global society and the ability to solve real world problems.

I encourage you to learn more about our department through our website at or by visiting us in person.

William Arthur Ward wrote, "If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it." Let us be Dreamers, Thinkers, and Doers!

Karen Petty, Ph.D.

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