BA in Human Development and Family Science (CHSS)

The HDFS curriculum prepares students to effectively engage with families across the lifespan and in a variety of service settings and professions, from early childhood education and care to family law and policy advocacy.

All students have opportunities to

  • conduct independent research
  • engage in globally-related activities through coursework and language study at Mason and abroad
  • participate in many forms of public service
  • prepare for their future careers through internships, career-focused minors and other college-to-career activities
JOYCE FREMPONG

JOYCE FREMPONG

Ready to embark on her next adventure: “I’m overjoyed,” she said of earning her bachelor’s degree at Mason after two years at Northern Virginia Community College.

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Andersen Guske

Andersen Guske

Focusing on families in need

Andersen Guske has dedicated his time at George Mason University to learning about human dynamics and helping children and families.

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Katherine Leon

Katherine Leon

Helping Others

Katherine Leon knew relatively early in her time at George Mason that she had an interest in mental health and helping people.

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Clare Yordy

Clare Yordy

Senior devotes her time to working with children impacted by cancer

When Charlottesville, Virginia, native Clare Yordy was looking at colleges, she knew she wanted an experience that was different from her high school years.

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