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College of Human Environmental Sciences

Families and Lifespan Development

In the Families and Lifespan Development option, students become familiar with theory and research about families and individuals across the lifespan. Coursework focuses on bio-psycho-social development, family functioning, and interpersonal relationships in relevant settings such as at home, in child care, at school, and in the work place. Diversity is emphasized through examining multicultural families and diverse family structures and processes, and variations in individual development and relationships associated with such factors as gender, race, ethnicity, social class and health status. Opportunities are available for the practical application of theory and research in working with individuals, families, schools, and communities.

Degree Requirements and Sample Program

HDFS FLD Advisor

Kelly WarzinikKelly Warzinik
Phone: (573) 882-3521

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