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Human Development & Family Studies Major

BS in Human Development and Family Studies
College of Education

Degree Plan

Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) provides a broadly based study of the intellectual, emotional, social, and moral development of individuals and families. Courses focus on different periods of lifespan, parent education, the delivery of human services, early childhood education, and research concepts. Students majoring in HDFS are qualified for employment in the social sciences, teaching, and management. Many HDFS students go on to graduate school in the fields of Social Work, Psychology, Education, Medicine, and Law.


Freshman Admissions

Freshman applicants are required to meet general university freshman admission requirements .

Transfer Admissions

First, applicants are required to meet general university transfer admissions requirements .  All transfer applicants must have a 2.0 GPA or higher.


UH Human Development and Family Studies Alumni have received offers as Day Care Directors, Educational Service Directors, Elementary School Teachers, Probation Officers, Human Service Administrators, etc. More information regarding job titles, salary information of Cougar Alumni as well as national salary information can be found at Cougar Careers . For assistance in career planning and development, please visit University Career Services .

Contact Information

College of Education
Educational Psychology Department
491 Farish Hall
Houston, TX 77204
Phone: 713-743-9830

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