Human Development, Family, Consumer, and Child Sciences are academic disciplines that combines aspects of social and natural science. Family and Child Sciences deal with the relationship between individuals, families, and communities, and the environment in which they live. The Family Science Degree represents many disciplines including consumer science, nutrition, food preparation, parenting, early childhood education, family economics and resource management, human development, interior design, textiles, apparel design, as well as other related subjects.
"Students who major in child development (CHLD) are interested in working with children and families directly or indirectly in administrative, advocacy, resource support, assessment, teaching, or researcher roles. All majors acquire a comprehensive understanding of how children grow and develop from conception through emerging adulthood."
(Provided By: California State University - Chico)
"Students who earn their degree can qualify to be provisionally recognized as a Certified Family Life Educator, and fully certified after completing the required work experience hours. When you graduate, you will be prepared to work in private, non-profit, or government agencies that provide care and services for families and children.."
(Provided By: Warner Pacific University)
"The FSHD program at the University of Arizona provides a multidimensional approach to understanding human behavior and relationships from psychological, social, cultural, and biological perspectives. You will build interpersonal skills and learn how to apply your knowledge in a career or graduate program in fields including social work, counseling, nursing, occupational therapy, human resources, child/youth program management, non-profit family support organizations, and other social service and healthcare programs."
(Provided By: The University of Arizona)
"Imagine your life as a speech-language pathologist. You may be called on to help a baby born with a cleft lip, or an older adult struggling with dementia or the effects of stroke. Perhaps you’ll work in a school, a hospital or rehabilitation center.'
Provided By: Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
"The family and consumer sciences education (FCSE) program at North Dakota State University has been approved by the State Board for Career and Technical Education for the preparation of family and consumer sciences teachers. The FCSE program is a versatile major due to the preparation of the student as both an educator and a family and consumer scientist."
(Provided By: North Dakota State University)
"Our Child Development Lab serves as an on-site preschool as well as a training site for students. Practical experience in the lab is incorporated into numerous coursework assignments as you extend learning to real-life context."
(Provided By: Carson-Newman University)
"Wellness and quality-of-life issues affect people whether they’re concerned about a health issue or the cleanliness of a vacation resort. These are the types of topics you discuss as an FCS student."
(Provided By: Bradley University)
"Students have the opportunity to work with internationally recognized faculty on important research projects that can help society better understand human development and family relationships with the ultimate goal of improving the quality of life for individuals and families."
(Provided By: Utah State University)
"Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) is the study of how people develop physically, emotionally and socially within the context of the family and society. HDFS offers an interdisciplinary approach to individual and family development across the lifespan. Kent State's program focuses on child and adolescent development, adult development and aging, biological aspects of human development, family studies, intervention research, and developmental research methods."
(Provided By: Kent State University)