According to the University of Arkansas's Human Development and Family Sciences department, "Increased public and private concern about individuals and families across the life span make human development and family sciences a timely major with many employment opportunities. The curriculum promotes integrated understanding of individual and family development issues. Courses emphasize life-span development. Methodologies for working with young children, family dynamics and courses emphasizing interpersonal relationships are taught along with courses in basic and applied sciences.

Child Development faculty conduct (or coordinate) the program at the Jean Tyson Child Development Study Center. The center, built in 2012, serves children between the ages of eight weeks and five years, and provides applied experience for those interested in early childhood education. In addition to many job opportunities with a 4-year degree, the human development and family sciences background will prepare you for graduate study in a variety of disciplines including human development and family sciences, marriage and family therapy, education, social work, psychology, gerontology, and law."

Attention to Detail Critical Thinking Skills Problem Solving Skills
Communication Skills (Oral & Written) Demonstrate Initiative Research Capabilities
Creative Desire to Help Others Work Well with Others

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