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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.



 
Undergraduate Research Project

The College of Human Sciences and Oklahoma State understand that students who graduate with research experience have taken full advantage of all that a comprehensive research university has to offer. Research is an essential component of each department within the College Human Sciences. Students have the opportunity to work side-by-side with a professor or faculty member in their chosen area of study. Among experiential learning opportunities offered in the College of Human Sciences, undergraduate research adds richness and depth to the student’s academic experience. Research experience is invaluable in helping students choose a career path, improve their likelihood of success in the workforce and decide on graduate school.
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Santa’s helpers deliver gifts to Stillwater Head Start
Santa’s sleigh was full for children attending Stillwater’s Head Start Program this holiday season due to the generosity of students in the College of Human Sciences. Early Childhood Education students, along with members of the Human Development and Family Science Club donated dozens of presents to Head Start infants and toddlers.
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Seniors of Significance Announced
Three College of Human Sciences students have been selected as Oklahoma State University Seniors of Significance for the 2014-2015 academic year by the OSU Alumni Association.
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