About Us


The mission of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies is to have a positive impact on the quality of life for individuals and families across the lifespan, as well as for schools and communities through research, teaching, extension/outreach, and service.


We strive to achieve excellence in research, teaching, extension/outreach, and service, recognized statewide, nationally, and internationally, that addresses the multifaceted strengths and needs of individuals and families as well as their environments within the context of a larger society.

  • Tools