Human Development & Family Studies

Human Development & Family Studies
Human Development and Family Studies

Explore the Department of Human Development & Family Studies

Envision yourself working with at-risk youth? Or as a rehabilitation counselor or public health administrator? You’ve come to the right place. Prepare yourself for countless in-demand careers in education, social services and healthcare with our outstanding, broad-based  programs.

Engage in interdisciplinary coursework, experiential learning in diverse settings and collaborative research with renowned faculty at UNH’s Child Study and Development Center and Marriage and Family Therapy Center. Be ahead of the curve in today’s complex world.
We have a 100 percent placement rate – with all of our alums employed in their field or enrolled in graduate education within six months of graduating.

Transform lives. Start with your own.

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    Emily Conners is conducting research with the UNH Child Study and Development Center in collaboration with the Department of Nursing, Department of Occupational Therapy and the Center for Digital Health Innovation.
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  • Joyce Ngwe
    Get a glimpse of a Day in the Life of Health Management and Policy Student Joyce Ngwe '23.
    Today, we travel to Washington, D.C. as Joyce '23 participates in The Washington Center Program. From an internship with Cushman & Wakefield, to a leadership course, to cooking with roommates, follow along on Joyce's day!
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  • UNH alum Brendan McCann '11
    Brendan McCann '11 is an Exercise Science program alum from Newmarket, New Hampshire.
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  • Taylor Sheehan
    Taylor Sheehan '22 is a Health Management and Policy major from Plainfield, New Hampshire. 
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  • Julia Mulhall
    Julia Mulhall '23 is a Master of Public Health student from Sandown, NH.
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