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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Our Programs

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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All HDFS News

Professor, administrator receive UW System honors

A professor and an administrator from UW-Stout have been named special award recipients by the UW System and will be honored Thursday, Nov. 7, in Madison.

Fostering Success peer mentor, adviser receive state awards

A University of Wisconsin-Stout Fostering Success peer mentor and an adviser were recently recognized by Gov. Tony Evers.

Student teaches parenting skills to inmates for Literacy Chippewa Valley

Aarica Humke, a University of Wisconsin-Stout human development and family studies student, encourages inmates at the Dunn County Jail to care about themselves