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Family Studies & Human Development Department of Family & Consumer Sciences

About Family Studies & Human Development

About Family Studies & Human Development

The Family Studies & Human Development (FSHD) program at Sac State has experienced a growth rate of 150% over the past five years.

The major prepares students for careers in various human service fields. The program emphasizes an asset-based approach to understanding lifespan human development, family systems, and family diversity in a cultural context.

The major is approved by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) for academic programs in Family Life Education.

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FSHD Essentials


Student Success

Apply to FACS Lecture Pool

Career Opportunities

  • Parenting Educator
  • Youth Advisor
  • Child Life Specialist
  • Community Service Coordinator

Family Studies Alumni Stories

Student Success Resources

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Family Studies & Human Development (FSHD)
Mariposa Hall, Room 3000
Mon. – Fri. 8 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Closed 12 - 1 p.m.) , Summer: Mon. – Fri. 7:30 a.m. – 4 p.m. (Closed 12:30 – 1 p.m.)

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Phone: (916) 278-6393

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