Human Development and Family Studies Department

Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) focuses on research, outreach and education to strengthen the quality of everyday life and human well-being.
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Faculty & Staff Availability

During the summer months, faculty are available through email. You may locate their e-mail addresses through the Department Directory. They do not have specific office hours unless communicated through a course offering.

During the summer of 2020, our administrative staff is telecommuting. Renee Eide can be contacted at eider@uwstout.edu. You may also contact the College of Education, Hospitality, Health, and Human Sciences for additional assistance.

Building Hours & Meetings

For Heritage Hall building hours, please check the Building Openings & Closings web page.

During the summer of 2020, any meetings will be held virtually. Please contact Renee Eide or Kevin Doll for more information on virtual meetings.

Campus Health & Safety Requirements

Before visiting campus we ask that you review our COVID-19 health and safety protocols. For more up-to-date information visit the COVID-19 website.

Our Programs

B.S. Human Development and Family Studies

You can foster to the needs of families with sensitive regards to relationships, culture, gender, age, and life stages in your human services career.
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M.S. Marriage and Family Therapy

Do you want to make a positive impact on families and relationships? Our proven methods will train you to become a successful therapist.
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Human Development and Family Studies Minor

Do you want to work with others to improve family dynamics and human development?
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Specializations and Certificates

Gerontology Specialization

The populations of the United States and the world are growing older, precipitating important changes in health and social policies.
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Sex Therapy Certificate

Complete the academic requirements needed to progress toward becoming a Certified Sex Therapist via the Association of Sexuality Educators, Counselors
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Human Development and Family Studies

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Lifespan Sexuality class engages students in interactive learning

Using videos, popular music, individual activities, small group discussion and a discussion board helps students stay engaged and learning in University of Wisc