Kids playing at Thanksgiving dinner at the Child Development Laboratory in HES.

The Human Development and Family Studies program is developed from a base of human development and family science courses. It is essential for the student working with children, adolescents or adults to understand and to be able to maximize the resources offered by the family. It is equally important for the student concerned with the quality of family life to recognize the intricate spiral of changing needs in the growing individual. Students must choose an emphasis area.

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