Human Development & Family Science Field Education

One of the strengths of the Human Development & Family Science undergraduate degree at LSU is the extensive community-based practicum experience built into the curriculum. The practicum experience during the junior year allows students to gain field experience at an agency of their choosing. Field experience is expanded during the senior year to include a more intensive semester-long internship at another student selected agency. Together, these experiences provide research and leadership across the lifespan of human learning – from cradle to college and career – and seek to translate that research in ways that inform practice and policy, and ultimately improve human potential.




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Laura Ainsworth, PhD, LCSW