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 Human Sexuality or Children and Families in Health Care Settings one day, and in the Bernice M. Wright Child Development Laboratory School or in the McMahon Ryan Child Advocacy Center working directly with children and youth 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.
Academic programs include:
- A bachelor of science in Human Development and Family Science.
- A bachelor of science in Inclusive Early Childhood Special Education (4+1) program.
- Minors in human development and family science, child and family policy, mindfulness and contemplative studies, and gerontology, among many others that offer unique and marketable complements to another major.
- Master of arts, master of science, and Ph.D. degrees in human development and family science.
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.
Falk College welcomes new faculty and staff
Welcome Class of 2023!
Falk Students Named Syracuse University, Falk College Scholars
Congratulations 2019 Falk Student Research Celebration Winners
Falk students, founders of Calm Connections host information session April 5
September 4, 2019 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
335 MacNaughton Hall, MacNaughton Hall, Room 335, 150 Crouse Dr., Syracuse, New York 13244
Come to an information session to learn more about attending tours of 8-10 Washington, D.C. and Baltimore, Maryland employers, and three evening events aimed at introducing students to Syracuse University resources and alumni in the National Capital Region.