Human Development and Family Studies


The family studies concentration prepares students to enhance the lives of children and families through research, classroom instruction, and internship experiences.

The following are examples of positions that may be held by individuals with a degree in FCS - Family Studies:

  • Crisis Center

  • Parenting Educator

  • Day Care Director or Teacher

  • Head Start Program Teacher

  • Youth Program Director

  • Child Advocate

  • Teen Parent Programs

  • Toy Companies

  • Child and Youth-Centered Retail

  • Family Services Worker

  • Child/Youth Activity Coordinator for Resorts and Cruise Lines

  • Marriage Enrichment Programs

  • Adult/Elderly Care

  • Drug & Alcohol Programs

  • Resource Room Teacher

  • After School Program Director

  • Camp Counselor

  • Children's Services

  • Children's Museums

  • Children's Book Author and/or Editor

  • Nanny/Au Pair

  • Administrative Positions in Hospitals and Mental Health Centers such as Volunteer Services and Patient Relations

  • Family Advocate Extension Agent (may require a Masters Degree)


Family and Consumer Science StudentInternships

Upon nearing the completion of their degree, students will have the opportunity to use the knowledge and skills they have learned in various internship settings, such as the following:

  • Child Advocacy Services

  • Robert Head Start

  • Southeastern Head Start or Child Development Center

  • Tangipahoa Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council (TADAC)-Family Life Center

  • Ginger Ford Habitat For Humanity

  • Louisiana Cooperative Extension Parish Offices-Extension Agents

  • Jumpstart

  • Bogalusa City Schools

  • Tangipahoa Parish Schools

  • Livingston Parish Schools

  • Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Southeast LA

  • Various Non-profit Organizations

  • Hospitals

  • Nursing Homes


Curriculum Sheet

 2018-2019, 2019-2020


Student Advising

The academic advisor will advise students before registering for classes.  Academic advisors in the Human Development and Family Studies area are:  

Dr. Peggy Rolling, Ph.D.
Location: White Hall Rm 104
Phone: 985/549-3696

Dr. Holly Kihm, Ph.D.
Location: White Hall Rm 108A
Phone: 985/549-5693