Academic Programs and Continuing Education
The Department of Counseling, Human Development and Family Science strives to advance the science and professional practice of critically conscious human services and counseling professionals. We offer undergraduate and graduate programs focusing on the dynamics of intimate and other close interpersonal relationships and promoting the healthy development of individuals, relationships, families and communities. Our graduates are well-equipped to offer an array of services in human service agencies, clinical mental health and school contexts.
Our nationally recognized and award-winning faculty share a deep commitment to high quality teaching, research, professional service, and the importance of a collaborative scholarly environment. Our pedagogy and curricula are grounded in culturally responsive social justice principles of expanding access to services, promoting diversity, equity and inclusion, and exploring pathways that interrupt systemic barriers to positive development and healthy relationships.