Skills are applied as students conduct family science research and complete internship hours in local community settings.
“The HDFS program prepares students not only to achieve academically, but also to achieve relationally and emotionally for whatever circumstance one might face in the professional world.”
“In this way, I believe the program stands out as a major and has thoroughly prepared me for life beyond Samford’s gate.”
—Murray Babington, Class of ‘21
We go beyond just educating. We purposefully engage learners in direct experience and focused reflection to increase knowledge, develop skills and clarify values. We develop and increase your capacity to contribute to communities in order for you to go out and encourage others to do the same.
100% of our students complete original research projects, and six of our students have received the Outstanding Undergraduate Paper Award from the National Council on Family Relations.
Leave with more than a degree. Program graduates may distinguish themselves in the field by earning the family life educator certification. Family life education focuses on healthy family functioning within a family systems perspective and provides a primarily preventive approach. Certification recognizes a proven background and understanding in each of the 10 family life education content areas.
Save time and money by earning graduate degree credits toward a Juris Doctorate, Master of Divinity, Master of Public Health or Master of Social Work or fulfilling the prerequisites for a Master of Business Administration while completing your undergraduate degree.
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