The Human Development and Family Science (HDFS) Program at Queens College is part of the Department of Family Nutrition and Exercise Sciences (FNES). The program offers a Bachelors of Arts degree in Human Development and Family Science which requires the completion of 120-credits, including general college curriculum and courses specific to the program of Human Development and Family Science. There are 55-credits of requirements for the HDFS curriculum.
The Human Development and Family Science Program has been approved for the Family Life Education Certification (CFLE) by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR). The certification attests that the curriculum includes appropriate course work for each of the 10 family life substance areas required for the CFLE designation.
The mission of the Human Development and Family Science Program is to prepare students to have knowledge of human development and family science concepts and theories, and to apply current and emerging knowledge to enhance the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities.