The University of Delaware’s Department of Human Development and Family Studies is an academic unit that prepares undergraduate and graduate students for a career in early childhood education, family studies or human services.
Our programs help students make a difference in the world by working in:
- Family and community services
- Legislative advocacy
- Early childhood education
- Non-profit administration
- Family law
- Disabilities and early intervention
We value diversity, inclusion and the promotion of positive human development within the rapidly changing global environment in which we live. By providing a rigorous curriculum and practical field experience, our students develop the skills to become leaders in their fields.
Our department, within the College of Education and Human Development, offers undergraduate programs in Human Services and Early Childhood Education, and graduate programs for students pursuing a Master of Science or Doctorate of Philosophy in Human Development and Family Studies.
Our students have the opportunity to work closely with faculty members to conduct research and provide service throughout the region, country and world.
- Congratulations to Attalie Carnavali!
May 23, 2016Attalie Carnavalie, senior Human Services major, was given the 2015-2016 Grossman Memorial Award by the Division of Student Life. The Grossman... Read More
- Congratulations to the 2015-2016 award winners!
May 19, 2016Congratulations to the 2015-2016 award winners! Human Development and Family Studies graduate and undergraduate students were recognized at the Celebration of Excellence... Read More
- Dr. Trask featured in WalletHub’s Best/Worst States for Working Mothers
May 10, 2016Dr. Bahira Trask was featured as an expert on WalletHub's 2016 evaluation of the Best/Worst States for Working Mothers. Dr.... Read More
- 2016 Steele Symposium
May 10, 2016On April 29, many HDFS students and faculty participated in the annual Steele Symposium at the Embassy Suites. Over 40... Read More
- Highlights from 2016’s Project Search
May 2, 2016This year's Project Search educational job fair brought hundreds of teacher candidates and employers together to discuss available opportunities in... Read More