Human Development, Family Studies, and Counseling

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of families and individuals? Our programs will help you develop research and leadership skills with a focus on personal and civic responsibility. We prepare you for a career as a certified family life educator, professional counselor, child life specialist, marriage and family therapist and more.

Academic Programs

Programs in the Department of Human Development, Family Studies, and Counseling provide:

  • Rigorous academic studies
  • Community engagement
  • Quality field placements
  • Hands-on learning experiences

Mission statement

The Department of Human Development, Family Studies, and Counseling is committed to excellence in transformational learning, discovery, and service in a collaborative environment that embraces diversity and social justice. We prepare students for academic, clinical, and professional opportunities serving individuals, children, families, and communities. The department builds engaged leaders and global citizens honoring the interconnectedness and individuality of all people.


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