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:
- Students who are interested in working in a research position in a field related to human development and/or family sciences;
- Students whose educational goal includes graduate study in a human development or family studies;
- Students who plan to double major with a related area such as psychology; and
- Students who desire a human development/family science area as a preparation for medical studies or graduate work in a health related field.