Mission Statement

The mission of the department of human development and family sciences is to advance and transmit knowledge that improves the well-being of individuals and families across the lifespan.

Human Development and Family Sciences Learning Goals and Objectives

Upon satisfactory completion of the degree students will be able to:

  • Understand the methods by which public health identifies potential causes of population health status, and identifies potential targets for intervention;
  • Describe the fundamental roles of public health and how those roles are operationalized in public health organization, funding, workforce, and regulations;
  • Translate and apply relevant theory and research to practice with individuals, families, and communities
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the ecological contexts in which individuals and families develop.
  • Demonstrate a value for diversity in practice with individuals, families and communities; and
  • Critically evaluate public policy with relevance to individual and family wellbeing.