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Human Development & Family Studies

Empowering Individuals, Strengthening Families, Enabling Communities

Your Career Opportunities are Diverse and Endless!  

Winthrop's HDFS program is the only CFLE approved program in S.C. and is nationally recognized by the National Council on Family Relations!

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If you…

are a people person, like to lead and teach, enjoy creative thinking, working in teams, public speaking, take pride in your organizational and presentation skills, and want to make a difference in the lives of children and families…

 

 

You could…

work in child development agencies; become a teaching assistant; serve as a community health worker or social service specialist; work in human services; become a recreational worker; a marketing planner; and so much more!

 

“The overall HDFS experience is definitely one that is completely unlike any other. With it being such a broad major, you really get to experience things that you wouldn't normally think about a major in the College of Education having. The courses, such as Residential Technology and Consumer Economics, were extremely beneficial for me because they helped to point me in a direction that otherwise I probably wouldn't have thought I was capable of. It is a great major for those of us who don't want to necessarily teach, but want to make a difference in the lives of others; especially with the Early Intervention and Youth Issues specializations. I loved my time at Winthrop as an HDFS major and wouldn't change anything about it.”

-Jenny Lee Turner, FACS Alumni
Administrative Assistant for Solid Surfaces, Inc.

CONTACT INFORMATION
Dr. Helyne Frederick
Program Director
232-D Withers Building
Rock Hill, SC 29732
803/323-2190
803/323-4369 (fax)
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