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Child Development Lab names new director
April 5, 2019
Longtime educator Sandy Major is the new director of the Cleo L. Craig Child Development Laboratory effective August 1, 2019...
HDFS celebrates Top 10 Seniors
Wed, April 3, 2019 
The College of Human Sciences recently recognized the 2019 Top 10 Seniors from the department of Human Development and Family Sience...

Ph.D. in human development and family science launches academic careers
Thu, March 7, 2019
Oklahoma State University’s Ph.D. in Human Sciences with a specialization in human development and family science (HDFS)...

CoHS invites applications for new Freshman Awards
Thu, March 7, 2019
We hope you’ve loved your freshman year in Human Sciences. We’ve loved having you! Don’t hesitate to shed some light on the great things you’ve done. 


What is HDFS?What is HDFS? 
April 11, 2019
Human Development & Family Science encompases many things. Find out what it means to HDFS faculty.
HDFS Alum Tim GowinHDFS Alum Tim Gowin 
February 28, 2019
HDFS alum Tim Gowin talks about his time at OSU Tulsa.
Kate MielitzFaculty Spotlight, Kate Mielitz 
February 8, 2019
HDFS professor Dr. Kate Mielitz talks about her passion for financial planning.

Kristin Atchley, COHS Distinguished Alumni Award Winner
Kristin Atchley, COHS Distinguished Alumni Award Winner
January 20, 2019
Kristin Atchley talks about how her degrees from Human Sciences have positively impacted her career choices.


Welcome to the Department of Human Development & Family Science

We change lives by helping people thrive and flourish throughout their lives, strengthening relationships and communities, preparing the next generation of professionals to serve and lead, and discovering knowledge and applying skills.

233 Human Sciences
Oklahoma State University
Stillwater, OK 74078

Phone: 405.744.5057

Our Students and Degree Programs

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 6 – 12) schools (FACSED) or county Cooperative Extension Service (FCSES) work.