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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 as well as the importance of family relationships. 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. As a nationally-approved program leading to the Certified Family Life Education (CFLE) credential, 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.

Department News

George Kaiser Family Foundation Endowed Chairs announced for Human Sciences
amandaThe College of Human Sciences has named three George Kaiser Family Foundation Endowed Chairs for the Tulsa area.  They are faculty members in the Department of Human Development and Family Science on the OSU-Tulsa campus.
Osteen to lead Human Development and Family Science
Sissy Osteen, Ph.D., has been named interim department head for the human development and family science department in the College of Human Sciences. Osteen is an associate professor and has been the state resource management specialist for Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service.
National Institutes of Health awards Oklahoma State University $11.3M Grant to Establish Children’s
Collaboration includes researchers from OSU’s Center for Health Sciences, colleges of Human Sciences and Education and University of Oklahoma.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded an $11.3 million Center for Biomedical Research Excellence (CoBRE) grant to establish the Children’s Health Equity Solutions Center (CHESC) through Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences.

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