A Community of Adventurers

We do everything we can to set you up for success, even before you step on campus. The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) offers opportunities to connect with other students and staff so you can accomplish your goals.

Student Success Stories

Hear from students firsthand how their college experiences have helped them improve their own lives and the lives of others. We can’t wait for you to get started so we can share your story, too.

Read student spotlights.
Watch our student video series.

Learning Communities

Each learning community connects students with social and learning activities beyond the classroom so you can get the most out of your adventure.

Learn about our learning communities.

Clubs and Organizations

Student clubs and organizations are a great way to gain meaningful experiences outside the classroom — not to mention employers love seeing them on resumes. Get involved in meetings and fun events, maybe run for an office, but definitely make some strong connections with others who have the same interests and goals.

Check out a list of HDFS clubs and organizations.

Career Connections

Looking for a resume builder? It pays to start early. Check out all of the internship and student teaching opportunities that our human scientists have had the last couple of years. Filter by your major or minor and reach out to one of our career service coordinators who can help you land your dream internship or job.

Explore Career Connections internships and field experiences.

International Connections

A College of Human Sciences major comes with opportunities to travel the world. Whether for a couple weeks or a few months, an international adventure will change your life. Read what our students have to say about their recent study abroad experiences.

Visit International Connections.

Ready for the Next Steps?