Ann Mastergeorge, Ph.D., Chairperson
Professors: Caldera, Hart, Mastergeorge, O’Boyle, Reifman, Scott
Associate Professors: Colwell, Cong, Fitzpatrick, McCarty, Mulsow, Niehuis, Sharp, Trejos
Assistant Professors: Chae, Oh, Weiser
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:
- Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Studies
- Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood
- Master of Science in Human Development and Family Studies
- Doctor of Philosophy in Human Development and Family Studies
- Graduate Certificate in Gerontology
- Graduate Certificate in Youth Development Specialist
- Graduate Certificate in Youth Program Management and Evaluation
Mission. The Department of Human Development and Family Studies is a multidisciplinary department that applies contextual and systemic frameworks to the study of individual development and relationship processes across the life span through research, teaching and service.
The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (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, 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.
For information on graduate programs offered by the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, visit the Graduate School section of the catalog.
Program Offerings & Course Descriptions
CoursesEarly Childhood (Undergraduate Courses)Human Developmental and Family Studies (Undergraduate Courses)