School Name

School of Agriculture, Fisheries and Human Sciences

Department Name

Human Sciences

Main Content

Human Development and Family Studies



The Human Development and Family Studies program focuses on the physical, social and psychological growth and development and interpersonal relationships in family environmental settings. It prepares students for employment as child development center directors, child care specialists, nursery school/day care teachers, adoption placement agents and caseworkers.

Objectives:

 1.     To prepare students for work as directors of child care centers and nursery school/day care teachers.
 
 2.     To prepare students for careers in child welfare, the social services and Cooperative Extension.
 
 3.     To prepare students for community service to work with families and groups with special needs.

4.     To prepare students for graduate work in human development and related areas

Curriculum Plan
 
For more information, contact:
 
Janette R. Wheat, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator
Email: wheatj@uapb.edu
Phone: (870) 575-8808    

Marilyn Bailey, Ph.D.
Interim Child Development Center Director
Email: baileym@uapb.edu
Phone: (870) 575-8809
 
 

Department of Human Sciences
University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff
1200 North University Drive
Mail Slot 4971
Pine Bluff, Arkansas 71601
Phone (870) 575-8817
Fax (870) 575-4684