Program Objectives

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies provides academic and experiential coursework leading to a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies.

Program Objectives

Students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate professional competence in educational, civic and career settings.
  • Integrate knowledge of family dynamics to enhance relational functioning. 
  • Demonstrate cultural competence, inclusive of multiple aspects and intersections of diversity within a historical and social context.
  • Integrate understanding of the developmental processes in individuals across the lifespan, based on physical, social, emotional, cognitive, moral and personality aspects within an ecological framework.
  • Critique social scientific knowledge as applied to families and human development. 
  • Evaluate the impacts among and between societal institutions and families.
  • Demonstrate personal and interpersonal growth. 
  • Demonstrate competent communication skills.