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Human Development and Family


Start a career path where you can make a difference in the lives of children and their families. Understand how people grow and change throughout their lives by studying the biological, cognitive, socio-emotional and cultural development of children and adolescents. Learn about laws and regulations that help keep children safe and healthy.

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Degrees and Certificates in Human Development and Family

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Following graduation, Human Development and Family majors work in many fields, including early childhood education, child advocacy, research, public health or public policy. Find jobs as teachers, social workers, marriage and family therapists, school psychologists, child care advocates or program administrators.

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Not only have I met amazing friends and amazing professors, the program gave me the opportunity to do my student teaching in a Head Start classroom, which ultimately landed me in my dream job with Head Start. Taylor, Human Development and Family Graduate

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Immunization requirements for HDEV 5, 10, and 12

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