Winthrop University: COE - Human Development & Family Studies
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Dr. Adrienne Edwards
Program Director
232-D Withers Building
Rock Hill, SC 29732
803/323-4369 (fax)

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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!

Alumni Update Letter (pdf - 120 KB) - If you are a graduate of our former FACS or our revised HDFS programs, please be sure to read the update letter as well as register with our Alumni Office

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!


NCFR Ten Family Life Education Content Areas
  1. Families & Individuals in Societal Contexts  
  2. Internal Dynamics of Families
  3. Human Growth & Development across the Lifespan
  4. Human Sexuality
  5. Interpersonal Relationships
  6. Family Resource Management
  7. Parent Education & Guidance
  8. Family Law & Public Policy
  9. Professional Ethics & Practice
  10. Family Life Education Methodology  

Last Updated: 4/9/20