Human Development and Family Studies Major

Description: A general program that focuses on basic human developmental and behavioral characteristics of the individual within the context of the family. Includes instruction in the conditions that influence human growth and development; strategies that promote growth and development across the life span; and the study of family systems. Is Human Development and Family Studies the right major for you?
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Human Development and Family Studies Major

What Courses Do Human Development and Family Studies Majors Take?

The required and elective courses you would take for Human Development and Family Studies majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Child Development
  • Intimate Relationships
  • Parent-Child Relations
  • Psychology
  • Research Methods
  • Sociology
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