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Welcome to the Department of Human Development and Family Science

Human Development and Family Science students understand the developmental stages of humans from birth to aging adults. They are caring, hard-working and service oriented. Hands-on classroom experiences and research opportunities for Early Childhood Education graduates prepare them to be some of the most highly sought after professionals in early childhood education. Child and Family Services graduates are well prepared to provide support and service to the communities where they are employed. Students in the Family and Consumer Sciences Education option gain interdisciplinary knowledge and skills they will apply in secondary (grades 7 12) schools (FACSED) or county Cooperative Extension Service (FCSES) work.

Outstanding Graduate Faculty Mentor
Professor and Kaiser Family Foundation Endowed Chair in Family Resilience, Dr. Joseph Grzywacz, is the 2015 Outstanding Graduate Faculty Mentor. He is known among his students for his enthusiastic encouragement and challenging support to students. His students appreciate his part as an academic role model and for following and implementing theoretical and practical research implications.
HDFS faculty and student honored

Erin Sesemann, a master’s student in the Human Development and Family Science Marriage and Family Therapy master’s program, is the 2015 College of Human Sciences Outstanding Master’s Student. Her thesis looks at the role of maternal depression and maternal self-regulation in the development of child obesity. This is novel and innovative research and stands to have an important impact on how treatment and prevention programs approach childhood obesity.

Journal Club

Announcing the March meeting of OSU's CFR-CHS Journal Club
Early Experiences Matter for a Life Time

Wednesday, Mar. 25th, 3:30-5:00

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