Human Development & Family Science

Prepare for careers that answer society’s needs

As a human development and family science major at Syracuse, you might find yourself in classes such as Contemporary American Families and Communities, or Children and Families in Health Care Settings one day, and in the Bernice M. Wright Child Development Laboratory School working directly with children the next.

The scientific study of individuals and families offered through Falk College’s Department of Human Development and Family Science focuses on life-span development across cross-cultural contexts, social, physical, emotional and behavioral development, and family dynamics and research training. Our interdisciplinary programs draw from psychology, sociology and education.

Opportunities for service learning and internships are varied and extensive working with faculty and specialized internship professionals who will help you customize your courses, field work, and internships. And speaking of faculty, students have opportunities to work side-by-side on research projects that might include topics such as immigrants and cross-cultural issues, mindfulness and self-regulation in children, or aging, among many others.

Falk’s human development and family science academic programs include:

Our programs prepare students to work directly with children and families in a variety of settings. At the graduate level, our students pursue careers in higher education, health and human services administration, and research institutes. Falk College’s interdisciplinary programs in human development and family science have unlimited potential to change the world. The change you want to see in the world starts with you—and it starts today.

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