The Department of Human Development and Family Studies develops knowledge, skills, and programming to promote people’s well-being, from the youngest to the oldest ages, and across a wide variety of settings and contexts. The department is widely regarded as a leader in the study of families and individuals of all ages. The department’s academic programs prepare specialists at the bachelor’s and PhD levels. Faculty conduct significant research on a range of critical issues facing individuals and families in today’s society. And, the department employs innovative outreach efforts that extend knowledge to policymakers, employers, professionals, and citizens in Indiana and beyond.
At the undergraduate level, the Human Development and Family Studies Department prides itself on providing an educational experience which includes great academic preparation, personal attention, and real-world experience. Each of the majors in the department include multiple opportunities for hands-on experience applying students’ new knowledge to real-life situations. In particular, each major includes a required capstone experience focused on in-depth, applied, experiential learning.
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1202 West State St.
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2055
Phone: (765) 494-2932
Fax: (765) 496-1144
Jennifer Rosselot Wilkins
Matthews Hall, Room 126
812 West State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2060
Phone: (765) 494-8533
For Graduate Information please see Human Development and Family Studies Graduate Program Information .
CoursesHuman Development and Family Studies