Make a difference in the lives and relationships of others by learning to apply research-based knowledge and skills in Human Development and Family Sciences (HDFS).
Students minoring in Human Development and Family Sciences will learn how people change across the life course within the contexts of families, schools and communities.
This minor complements other academic degrees such as education, public health, psychology, sociology and allied health sciences.
This minor is available to all majors, except those majoring in Human Development and Family Sciences
A grade of C– or higher is required for all courses in a student’s undergraduate program of study.
This includes all courses and associated prerequisite courses in a student's undergraduate program of study for a major, minor or certificate as listed in the online course catalog.
The following courses must be competed satisfactorily (see above) to fulfill the Human Development, and Family Sciences minor:
|HDFS 201 Contemporary Families in the U.S.||3|
|HDFS 311 Infant and Child Development||4|
|HDFS 313 Adolescent Development||4|
|HDFS 314 Adult Development and Aging||4|
|HDFS 341 Family Studies||4|
|HDFS 240 Human Sexuality||3|
|HDFS 262 Introduction to Human Services||3|
|HDFS 360 Critical Thinking in HDFS||4|
|HDFS 312 Parenting Research and Application||4|
|HDFS 431 Family, School, and Community Collaboration||3|
|HDFS 432 Children and Youth with Special Needs||3|
|HDFS 444 Family Violence and Neglect||4|
|HDFS 447 Families and Poverty||4|
|HDFS 460 Family Policy||4|
Total = 28-31 credits
Also see academic catalog page for this undergrad minor.