The Department of Human Development and Family Science offers bachelor of science (B.S), master of arts (M.A.), master of science (M.S.) and a doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees in child and family studies. The programs provide students with academic preparation and practical experience in working with children and families in a variety of settings.
The programs emphasize diverse and multicultural family forms and practices. The undergraduate program is designed to develop a multidisciplinary and cross-cultural perspective on the study of children and families across the life course. Students will learn about the physical, emotional and social development of children while studying relationships within families and in other social contexts (schools, workplace, faith communities, etc.) Undergraduate students can focus their studies from a child development or family studies perspective.
The graduate programs in the department (M.A., M.S., Ph.D) are designed to provide specialization in child development and family studies preparing students to pursue careers in higher education, health and human service administration, or careers in which they will work directly with children and families. Courses and training emphasize multicultural perspectives in child and family relationships with diverse research methodologies and scholarship.
Human Development and Family Science offers bachelor of science (B.S.), master of arts (M.A.), master of science (M.S.), and doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees in child and family studies. Students gain a broad knowledge of issues affecting child development and the family unit preparing to work closely with children and families in diverse settings.
Falk hosts November 4 Graduate Program Information Session When students think graduate school, they think curriculum, campus, community, but most of all, what the degree will mean for their lives. It’s not until after completing their degree that Falk College graduate students realize the profound difference it made ... Read more
Carter appointed to Onondaga County/Syracuse Commission on Human Rights Onondaga County Executive Joanne M. Mahoney has appointed Professor Bruce Carter as a Commissioner on the Onondaga County/Syracuse Commission on Human Rights. The term runs through December 2018. The Commission promotes understanding and acceptance of diversity, facilitates intergroup communication, identifies ... Read more
Falk student leads summer camp for children of parents with cancer Discouraged, frightened, alone. These feelings are an everyday reality for children of parents with cancer. Sometimes what they need most is a friend who understands. Camp Kesem aims to be that friend. Founded in 2000, the national organization includes 86 ... Read more
Falk Ph.D. student research fills critical data need on U.S. family medical leave policies The late 1990s brought an economic recession to South Korea that would turn tradition on its head. Previously, fathers held jobs and mothers raised the children at home. The recession thrust many mothers into the workplace while middle and high ... Read more