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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.

Lifetime Achievement Award presented to Dean Emeritus Patricia Kain Knaub
Kain The Board on Human Sciences Lifetime Achievement Award honors a nationally recognized leader for a career of outstanding contributions, and who has significant history of promoting and advancing Human Sciences in higher education. Dr. Patricia Knaub, Professor and Dean Emerita of the College of Human Sciences at Oklahoma State University, is recognized as the 2015 recipient.
Richardson Named a Fellow in the Now is the Time: Minority Fellowship Program-Youth
Oklahoma State University graduate student Natalie Richardson has been named a fellow in the Now is the Time: Minority Fellowship Program-Youth. Richardson is a second year master’s student in the marriage and family therapy program in the College of Human Sciences.
Effective Parenting Research Supports Multiple Techniques
BobWhen it comes to those tough toddler years, positive parenting and ‘no drama’ discipline are the latest trends on effective parenting advice. But, Robert Larzelere, PhD in the College of Human Sciences at Oklahoma State University, says don’t put timeout on the shelf yet.

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