Wayne State College

Wayne State College Named as a Top-Ranked School for Human Development and Family Studies Programs

Published Wednesday, January 9th, 2019

College Factual Best HDFS Programs in Nebraska Award

Programs at Wayne State such as early childhood and family and consumer sciences were recently recognized among the best in the nation.

Wayne State College performed very well in a recent ranking of human development and family studies (HDFS) programs. College Factual ranks programs offered by four-year colleges and universities and has recently updated its rankings. WSC’s programs in this category have been ranked No. 1 in Nebraska and in the top 1% nationwide for 2019. Ranking methodology included graduation rates, education quality, accreditation, and several other relevant factors.

Human development and family studies looks to understand how people develop and relationships form in society. It studies the cognitive, emotional, social, and physical development of people throughout different stages. Classes you may take when studying HDFS subjects could include: child guidance and parenting, contemporary family issues, multiethnic society, early childhood education, human sexuality, child development, and lifespan development, psychology, and sociology. Majors and minors at Wayne State incorporating these subjects include family and consumer sciences, early childhood, and family life studies.

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