Human Development and Family Studies Department

Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) focuses on research, outreach and education to strengthen the quality of everyday life and human well-being.
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B.S. Human Development and Family Studies

You can foster to the needs of families with sensitive regards to relationships, culture, gender, age, and life stages in your human services career.
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M.S. Marriage and Family Therapy

Do you want to make a positive impact on families and relationships? Our proven methods will train you to become a successful therapist.
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Human Development and Family Studies Minor

Do you want to work with others to improve family dynamics and human development?
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Specializations and Certificates

Gerontology Specialization

The populations of the United States and the world are growing older, precipitating important changes in health and social policies.
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Sex Therapy Certificate

Complete the academic requirements needed to progress toward becoming a Certified Sex Therapist via the Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors
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Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS)

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Sixteen students awarded Potential for Excellence Scholarships

Sixteen University of Wisconsin-Stout students were awarded College of Educational, Hospitality, Health and Human Sciences Potential for Excellence Scholarships

Graduate Q&A: Rachel Lanz

A Q&A with one of the 1,319 students who received a diploma May 4 at UW-Stout:

Graduate Q&A: MaKayla Pederson

A Q&A with one of the 1,319 students who received a diploma May 4 at UW-Stout: