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.
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.
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
- Study Abroad Interest Meetings
February 21, 2017Students interested in studying abroad in 2018 should mark their calendars for upcoming interest meetings on Volterra, Italy (CEHD) and... Read More
- Alumna leads music program in DE nursing homes
February 17, 2017Casey Stradley, HMSV '16, has helped introduce the Music and Memory program in nursing homes throughout Delaware. Stradley works with... Read More
- CEHD to offer new study abroad in Tuscany
January 26, 2017Starting in spring 2018, students can study abroad in Volterra, Italy with the College of Education and Human Development. This is... Read More
- Emily Mayer’s internship with Big Brothers Big Sisters
January 18, 2017Human Services senior, Emily Mayer, served as a marketing, communications and special events intern with Big Brothers, Big Sisters in... Read More
- Elena Della Donne, HMSV alumna, recognized by Forbes
January 12, 2017Elena Della Donne was recognized by Forbes' "30 under 30" list of leading young change makers. In 2013, Della Donne... Read More