Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences

This academic program is housed in the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences in the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences.

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Human Development and Family Studies Major

Human Development and Family Studies Major

B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies

The human development and family studies major at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences provides students with an interdisciplinary program of study that fosters critical, independent thinking and an empirical framework for understanding the development of individuals and families across the lifespan. It identifies factors that influence cognitive, emotional, social, and physical development through infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and later adulthood in the contexts of family, culture, and society. The major provides a foundation for students interested in working with individuals in varied settings, ranging from public and nonprofit agencies, to business and governmental agencies and for students preparing for graduate education in the social, behavioral, and health sciences or for advanced professional training in mental health counseling, marriage and family therapy, social work, law, business, public administration, or the health professions.

This program is offered during the day and evening on NSU's main campus.

Consider Selecting a Minor

Pursuing a minor can deepen your knowledge in a discipline related to your major or enable you to explore a field outside your major area of study and diversify your skills. Speak with a faculty member in your program to determine which minor(s) can support your academic, professional, and personal goals.

Dual Admission Option

Are you planning to pursue a master's or doctoral degree in a related field of study? Consider NSU's Dual Admission Program, which enables qualified undergraduates at the Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences to secure early acceptance into one of the university's competitive graduate and professional degree programs.