Current Student Resources

Department of Human Development and Family Science

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We’re here to help you take your next giant leap in human development and family science. Whether you’re looking for funding to support your Purdue education, searching for an internship, or exploring ways to get more involved within your major or program, the Department of Human Development and Family Science offers a variety of tools and resources to help you successfully reach your goals.

Current Undergraduate Student Toolbox


Culminate your developmental and family science or human services major with an internship to learn practical skills that align with your professional interests.

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Student Teaching

Get hands-on experience instructing young children in the early childhood education and exceptional needs major or adolescents in the family and consumer sciences education major.

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Gain Research Skills

Dive into the science of asking questions and discover how research improves the world as you develop essential skills for both research and non-research careers.

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Study Abroad

Immerse yourself in a new culture and gain valuable insights into the world around you — all while earning course credit — by participating in a study abroad program.


Student Organizations

Take your education beyond the classroom by participating in a variety of student organizations related to your major and interests.  

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Degree Requirements

Keep your degree on track, and plan for the courses you need to complete your major.


Current Graduate Student Toolbox

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Browse opportunities to help fund your graduate education through assistantships, fellowships and more.

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Find answers to frequently asked questions, access information about defending and depositing your thesis, and much more.
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Preliminary Examination Handbook

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Faculty Research

Help HHS research programs grow and thrive by working alongside award-winning faculty on collaborative and individual research projects.

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Job Opportunities

Identify your career interests, learn how to search for jobs and internships, and access job boards and other career-related tools.

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