Human development and family studies graduate program
human development and family studies
The specialization in human development and family studies provides students with the theoretical foundation and research skills necessary for pursuing doctoral work and for advanced employment in a wide variety of occupations serving children, adults, and families. Opportunities for research and experiential learning are provided in the research laboratories, The Children′s Program and with various agencies serving children and families across the state of Alabama.
Students commonly seek research experiences in the areas of infant and child development, parent-child relationship, adolescent friendships, family dynamics, intimate relationships, and relational or developmental problems (e.g., intimate partner violence, substance abuse).
See the list of faculty and their research interests here.