Developmental and Family Science

College of Health and Human Sciences

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies has developed a new major particularly for students whose interests include exploring the area of Human Development and Family Science and developing skills in research. The Developmental and Family Science curriculum is designed to provide students with a strong theoretical background in human development and family science and basic research skills. The Capstone Experience will include six credits of mentored research in the student’s area of choice under the supervision of a CDFS faculty member, as well as at least one senior seminar course. Students who may be particularly interested in this major include:

Developmental and Family Science Website

Plan of Study


Transfer GPA and Course Requirements

Purdue admits to individual majors. To be considered for admission as a college transfer student, applicants must meet minimum GPA requirements for their desired major. In addition, some majors have course requirements. Requirements for this major are posted below (unless the program is closed to transfers).

Minimum GPA: 2.8


Contact Information
Phone: 765-494-8533


The majority of Developmental and Family Science graduates go on to graduate school or to professional schools to pursue careers in the fields mentioned above.

Related Career Interests

Community Service

Healthcare Services

Science and Research

Social Science