The Human Development and Family Science (HDFS) major prepares students to provide educational, preventive and intervention services to individuals and families which enhance personal, family and community well-being. Students develop the skills needed to assist people of all ages achieve individual and family well-being.
HDFS is an approved program for Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) provisional certification status through the National Council on Family Relations. This allows graduates who have completed the required CFLE coursework to become certified through an abbreviated CFLE application versus taking the certification exam, saving them time and money.
Why Study Human Development and Family Science?
The Human Development and Family Science program at Illinois State prepares you to help people with a variety of choices that impact their lives. This includes:
Family life and parent education
Camp and residential care programs
The program also prepares students for graduate studies in:
Child and human development
Marriage and family therapy
Other related disciplines
Check out the video below to learn more about the Human Development and Family Science program.