Human Development & Family Science

Child and Family Studies Student Spotlight Tess Blanchard

“At a low point in my life years ago, I was given a second chance at life. I am majoring in Human Development & Family Science because I needed to give back and help to educate and advocate for those families that are struggling or are in crisis.”

Meet Human Development & Family Science Major Tess Blanchard

You should major in human development and family science studies if:

  • You have strong communication skills and you work well with others.  
  • You’re interested in human relationships and want to have a positive impact on people’s lives. 
  • You enjoy being involved in and contributing to your local community. 
  • You want to work with people of all ages.

As a human development and family science major, you’ll be trained to understand human development through the lifespan and the health and functionality of families. 

You will take courses on human growth and development, diverse relationships within families, human sexuality, family resource management, parenting and family law, public policy, and more. 

Your training will prepare you to integrate your knowledge of each stage of human development, such as childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and human relations into a service-oriented career such as a family life educator, social worker, and counselor.

Human Development & Family Science at UL Lafayette

What's Human Development & Family Science Like?

  • Lab work
    Rated 3 out of 3
  • Reading, research & writing
    Rated 2 out of 3
  • Group work & presentations
    Rated 3 out of 3
  • Field work
    Rated 3 out of 3
  • Internships
    Rated 3 out of 3
  • Math
    Rated 1 out of 3

Life as a Human Development & Family Science Major