School Name

Department of Human Sciences

Department Name

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.

For more information on the program, view the Human Development and Family Studies curriculum.


 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

Contact Us 

Janette R. Wheat, Ph.D.
Program Coordinator
Phone: (870) 575-8808    

Dr. Marilyn Bailey
Interim Chair - Department of Human Sciences
Director of the Child Development Center / Project Director of the Early Head Start Program
Phone: (870) 575-8807
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