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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.

Infant Mental Health | Amy Huffer | TEDxOStateU

Amy Huffer is a Human Sciences Ph.D. candidate in early childhood education where she supports research efforts in the field of infant and early childhood mental health. She has been endorsed by the Oklahoma Association for Infant Mental Health as an Infant Mental Health Mentor. Listen as she explains the implication infant mental health has on individuals, families and society during the 2015 TEDxOStateU event April 10, 2015.
Determination, grit earn “Yes I Can” national award for Human Sciences employee
More often than not, individuals face and overcome obstacles as they work to achieve their dreams. However, Garrett Jones, an employee in the College of Human Sciences, has experienced more challenges than most. Jones has oral facial digital syndrome, a rare chromosomal disorder. Recently Garrett’s determination to not let those obstacles get in his way has been recognized. This month he received the National “Yes I Can” award from the Council for Exceptional Children.
The College of Human Sciences Academic Programs and Services unit sponsored a global learning experience in Costa Rica during spring break 2015. Dr. Cosette Armstrong, assistant professor in the Department of Design, Housing and Merchandising and Jordan Garriott, APS outreach and study abroad specialist, and, led a group of 19 Human Sciences students on the global learning adventure which had a “sustainability” theme.

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