B.S.in Human Development and Family Science
Goals and Learning Outcomes
Human Development and Family Science focuses on individual growth, development, and change throughout the lifespan, and how different relationships can impact these processes. Throughout your undergraduate studies, you will be provided the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to prepare you for professional work in human services. Students will study individuals and families in their own and other cultures, and learn how the family, the workplace, schools, community and culture affect and are affected by the individual. Students will learn skills for helping individuals, families, and groups through prevention and intervention strategies.
The student learning outcomes for Human Development and Family Science include:
- Goal: HDF students will apply the Ecological Framework to explain individual and family dynamics.
- Goal: HDF students will demonstrate appropriate interpersonal communication in professional settings.
- Goal: HDF students will demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles and methods of research design.
- Goal: HDF students will apply research-based knowledge to working with children, families, and communities and/or agencies that serve them.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
- Goal: HDF students will demonstrate awareness of global factors (e.g., economic, political, cultural, social) and how they may affect diverse individuals, families, and communities.