Human Development & Family Studies (HDFS)

Majors Eligible to Join

Human Development and Famiyl Studies (formerly Child, Adult, and Family Services); Early Childhood Education; Family Consumer Science Education and Studies, Financial Counseling and Planning.

Program Description

The Human Development and Family Studies Learning Community provides students with an opportunity to make valuable connections with both peers and faculty during the first semester at ISU. Students enroll in common courses such as Religion 205, HDFS 102, and HDFS 110, a Learning Community Orientation course which addresses adjustment to college life, exploring campus resources, and general career awareness. Opportunities are available to interact with peers and faculty outside of class.

Living Options


Signing up

Signing up is not necessary. Students entering HDFS curricula are automatically included in the learning community.


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Liz Harris