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OSU Alumni Association inducting Nancy Randolph Davis into the OSU Hall of Fame
Wed, February 7, 2018
Nancy Randolph Davis, the first African-American student at Oklahoma State University and a graduate of the College of Human Sciences is among the four new members set to be inducted...
OSU Child Development Lab earns NAEYC Accreditation
Mon, February 5, 2018
Oklahoma State University’s Cleo L. Craig Child Development Laboratory has achieved a new five-year term of accreditation from National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)...

Marriage and Family Therapy graduate students awarded fellowships
Mon, January 29, 2018
Oklahoma State University graduate students Jamie Bechtelheimer and Emily Tucker have been named fellows in the Now is the Time...

OSU In The News:  A prescription for... resiliency?

Wed, January 10, 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.