The Human Development and Family Science program prepares students to provide educational, preventive and intervention services to individuals and families which enhance personal, family and community well-being.
Through coursework and experiential requirements, students develop the skills and knowledge to assist individuals and families of all ages and stages in a variety of settings including, but not limited to, family life and parent education, social service, camp and residential care programs, child care, and crisis intervention. The program also prepares students for graduate studies in family science, child and human development, marriage and family therapy, counseling, social work, child life and other related disciplines.
The Human Development and Family Science program 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.
Internal Transfer Information
If you are currently an Illinois State University student and interested in transferring to one of the two options in the Human Development and Family Science sequence, log into My Illinois State, click on the "Apply to My Program" link, and complete the online application.