The Department of Human Development & Family Studies, formerly the Department of Home Economics Education, was founded in 1953 with the objective of training secondary school teachers. The Master’s and Doctoral Programs were established in 1982 and 1996 respectively. The Undergraduate , Master Program and Doctoral Program all encompass two major fields– Family Life Education and Early Childhood Development & Education.
The focus of our department is to explore quality of all aspects of life from a life course perspective. Professional domains include Family Life Education and Early Childhood Development & Education. In an effort to meet urgent societal development needs, our department offers three career tracks for each professional domain: teaching, research, promotion & management.