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Ron Cox receives national extension diversity award
Fri, October 5, 2018
Ronald Cox, Jr., Oklahoma State University associate research professor and cooperative extension specialist...
Graduate student works to foster comunity action on north Tulsa health disparities
July 11, 2018
OSU-Tulsa student Patrick Grayshaw has been drawn to the idea of community engagement since high school and now he wants to make a career...

OSU In The News: Older Moms are an Elite Club
The Atlantic
Wed, May 12, 2018

HDFS doctoral student nationally recognized for leadership, community service
Tue, May 15, 2018
Zach Giano, an OSU-Tulsa doctoral student in human development and family science, recently received a National Council on Family Relations Honors Student Recognition Award for spring 2018...


Heather GoodacreAlumni Spotlight: Heather Goodacre 
May 4, 2018
HDFS alum, Heather Goodacre, talks about her OSU experience.
Child Development Lab - Informational VideoChild Development Lab - Informational Video 
January 22, 2018
The Cleo L. Craig Development Laboratory is collaborative learning environment allowing different departments from OSU to interact in a real world setting.
Super Bowl-FestSuper Bowl-Fest: Fundraiser for the Child Development Lab 
January 8, 2018
The Super Bowl-Fest is fundraising event for OSU's Child Development Lab (CDL)
 Zachary Giano three minute thesisThree Minute Thesis competition: Zachary Giano 
October 25, 2017
Contestant Zachary Giano received second place for his presentation entitled Early warning indicators of high school dropout: How well do 7th grade teachers know their students?

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.