Human Development and Family Studies

Human Development and Family Studies

The program prepares students for a variety of careers such as administrators of child development or family services programs, child development specialists, school age program coordinators and many more!

The program prepares students for a variety of careers such as administrators of child development or family services programs, child development specialists, school age program coordinators, youth program specialists, community education instructors, parent educators, family financial planners, consumer advocates and family public policy advocates.

The HDFS undergraduate major provides a foundation for students interested in working with individuals and families. HDFS graduates are in demand in community settings, businesses, and organizations for their knowledge of family and group dynamics, as well as their skills in program development and training. Graduates also have an excellent foundation for additional training in teaching, school counseling, marital and family counseling, social work, family law, and occupational therapy.

For more information, please contact the HDFS Advising and Internships Office at (775) 682-6838.

Human Development and Family Studies Degrees

B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies

This major prepares students to work with children, adolescents, teens, and families in a variety of professions. The study of theory and research findings is coordinated with a variety of supervised field experiences.

M.S. in Human Development and Family Studies

The mission of the Master of Science graduate program in HDFS is to produce knowledgeable, well-qualified graduates who are prepared to enter the professional workforce as informed, well-rounded specialists in at least one area of the lifespan and in the study of families, and who are prepared to undertake further graduate level education if desired.

Post-Baccalaureate Program in Early Childhood Education Teacher Licensure

Graduates of our Human Development and Family Studies bachelor's degree programs interested in teaching children birth through 2nd grade may pursue this post-baccalaureate program to obtain coursework towards the Nevada teaching licensure in this area.

Program Faculty

Human Development and Family Studies
Melissa Burnham
Melissa Burnham, Ph.D.
Professor of Human Development and Family Studies and Early Childhood Education she, her, hers
(775) 784-7012
WRB 4107
1415
Human Development and Family Studies
Lydia DeFlorio
Lydia DeFlorio, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
(775) 682-5503
WRB 3077
1415
Human Development and Family Studies
Sam Ehrenreich
Sam Ehrenreich, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Studies
(775) 682-5506
WRB 3007
1415
Human Development and Family Studies
Samuel Ehrenreich
Samuel Ehrenreich
1415
Human Development and Family Studies
William Evans
William Evans, Ph.D.
Professor of Human Development and Family Studies, State Extension Specialist he, him, his
(775) 784-7013
WRB 3037
1415
Human Development and Family Studies
Hyun-Joo Jeon
Hyun-Joo Jeon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
(775) 784-7005
WRB 3031
1415
Human Development and Family Studies
Sarah Mitchell
Sarah Mitchell, Ph.D., CFLE-P
Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies She/her/hers
(775) 784-1161
WRB 3070
1415
Human Development and Family Studies
Jennifer Mortensen
Jennifer Mortensen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
(775) 682-5507
WRB 3035
1415
Human Development and Family Studies
Pamela Payne
Pamela Payne, Ph.D., CFLE
Assistant Professor of Human Development & Family Studies
(775) 682-6637
WRB 3018
1415
Human Development and Family Studies
Linda Starr
Linda Starr
Admin Assistant III, Counseling and Educational Psychology/Human Development and Family Studies
(775) 682-5517
WRB 3045
1415
Human Development and Family Studies
Bridget Walsh
Bridget Walsh, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Human Development and Family Studies
(775) 784-7007
WRB 3020
1415
Human Development and Family Studies
Sherry Waugh
Sherry Waugh, M.S.
CFRC Director
(775) 682-6840
SFB 0141
1415

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