Oct 16, 2021  
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Human Development and Family Sciences


Ann Mastergeorge, Ph.D., Chairperson

Professors: Caldera, Colwell, Mastergeorge, O’Boyle, Reifman, Sharp, Trejos-Castillo
Associate Professors: Chae, Fitzpatrick, McCarty, Mulsow, Niehuis, Weiser
Assistant Professors: Martin, Merrin, Oh, Rogers, Wang
Visiting Assistant Professor: Rojas-McWhinney
Instructors: Johnson, Shine, Ziegner

CONTACT INFORMATION: 507 Human Sciences Bldg. | 1301 Akron Ave. | Box 41230 | Lubbock, TX 79409-1230 | T 806.742.3000 | F 806.742.0285 | www.depts.ttu.edu/hs/hdfs

About the Department

This department supervises the following degree programs and certificates:

Mission. The mission of the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences is to promote the health and well-being of individuals, families and relationships across the life span through research, teaching, service and community outreach and engagement.

Undergraduate Program

The Department of Human Development and Family Sciences (HDFS) offers a wide range of courses in the areas of early childhood, human development across the life span, interpersonal relations, and family studies. Graduates of the department become qualified to pursue a variety of careers in education, human services, pre-professional health, advocacy and business, and/or pursue graduate studies. Students interested only in selected aspects may elect to minor in the department curriculum, or they may choose electives while pursuing another major course of study. An earned grade of C or better is required in all HDFS or EC core and elective courses, as well as any course accepted as a substitution for HDFS or EC core or elective courses that are applied to graduation requirements for majors and minors.

Graduate Program

For information on graduate programs offered by the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, visit the Graduate Programs  section of the catalog.

Undergraduate Program Offerings, Course Descriptions & Curricular Tables

(Click on program for curricular table.)


    Bachelor’sUndergraduate Minor


      EC - Early Childhood (Undergraduate Courses)HDFS - Human Developmental and Family Studies (Undergraduate Courses)