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University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignCollege of ACES
Department of Human Development and Family Studies
Give to Human Development and Family Studies
Our Mission
The mission of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) is to address contemporary social issues that affect children, youth, adults, and families through high quality research, teaching, and outreach programs.
An Environment for Student Success
"You are able to get a lot of hands-on experience that will help you as you decide what you would like to do after graduation. The advisors and professors really care about your success, and they are very willing to help you."
— Jasmine Washington, HDFS Student

The newly named Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS), housed in the university's College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences, better reflects the research interests of its faculty


Unique opportunities for undergraduates

Calendar of events for Human and Community Development and the College of ACES
Oct 16 Deadline to Drop a semester course with no W
Oct 16 Deadline to Withdraw without a Grade of W
Oct 16 HDFS Colloquium Series Fall 2015: Families in Diverse Contexts
Oct 17 Homecoming
Oct 19 Time Tickets for Priority Registration Available on Web for Students, Spring Semester

Centers and Services

Our state-of-the-art centers, outreach programs, and lab facilities give students and faculty the ability to work on issues affecting the community and the world.