Purdue University, Human Development & Family Studies Department

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) is a national and international leader in the study of families and individuals across the life course. Diversity, equity and inclusion are central to our mission. Our exceptional three-pronged program — research, teaching and outreach — positions our students and alumni for success in the diverse fields of human development and family studies, social work, public health, early childhood education, family and consumer sciences, and human services.