Office of Assessment and Accreditation

UNCG Student Learning Outcomes

HDFS (BS)

Mission
The bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) provides students with skills that will prepare them for entry level positions working with children and families by emphasizing learning experiences that involve:

  • discovering how children, youth, and families develop in their many and diverse contexts, particularly their family, early care, school, and work relationships; and
  • providing students with educational and practicum experiences focused on promoting the well-being of individuals and families.

Learning Outcomes

Think Critically
Students will use critical thinking skills in examining theory, research, and practice related to issues facing chhildren, adults, and families.

Adopt an Ecological Perspective
Students will apply an ecological approach to interpret research and observations concerning the lives of individuals and families across the lifespan.

Demonstrate Effective Written Communication Skills
Students will apply professional written communication skills to communicate information related to the lives and experiences of children, adults, and families.

Demonstrate Effective Verbal Communication Skills
Students will apply professional verbal communication skills to communicate information related to the lives and experiences of children, adults, and families.

Value Diversity
Students will recognize the importance of diversity as setting a context that shapes human development and family relationships.

Demonstrate Professional Competance
Students will demonstrate behavior in supervised professional experiences that is competent, ethical, and professional, suggesting that the student is engaged and committed to the profession.

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