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Human Development and Family Sciences Undergraduate Major (BS, CRED, HBS) Major/Option offered thru Ecampus - Distance Ed

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College of Public Health and Human Sciences | School of Social and Behavioral Health Sciences


Options

Child Development
Human Development and Family Science, General  eCampus
Human Services

Also available via Ecampus.

 

HDFS majors study interdisciplinary research and theory on human development across the lifespan within the contexts of families, school, work, and communities to prepare for careers in schools and helping professions and to pursue advanced academic degrees. The BS in Human Development and Family Sciences can be pursued through one of three required options listed below:

  1. Child Development option
  2. Human Development and Family Sciences, General
  3. Human Services option

See each option in the HDFS overview for detailed information.

Note: It is possible to choose more than one option. Students should meet with an advisor in the college's Office of Student Success in the Women's Building 105 for additional information.



Credits Needed to Graduate:

180 credits, 60 of which must be upper division. Credits are to include baccalaureate core courses, HDFS core courses, classes required for each option, and electives.

Baccalaureate Core (48)

48 credits required of all students; courses may include BCC courses in the HDFS core and options as indicated by an asterisk.

HDFS Core Courses (40–46)


Required of all HDFS students:
COMM 218. *Interpersonal Communication (3)
H 100. Introduction to Public Health (4)
HDFS 240. *Human Sexuality (3)
HDFS 314. Adult Development and Aging (4)
HDFS 341. Family Studies (4)
HDFS 360. Critical Thinking in Human Development and Family Sciences (4)
HDFS 361. Applied Research Methods (4)
NUTR 225. General Human Nutrition (3)
PSY 201. *General Psychology (3)
PSY 202. *General Psychology (3)
SOC 204. *Introduction to Sociology (3)
WR 327. *Technical Writing (3)

Choose one of three statistics options below:
1. H 220. Introduction to Health Data Analysis (3)
2. ST 201, ST 202. Principles of Statistics (4,4)
3. ST 351. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)


Footnote:

* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)

Pre-Professional Human Development and Family Sciences Major Code: 457


Major/Option offered thru Ecampus - Distance Ed - Signifies that the Major/Option can be completed thru Ecampus - Distance Ed

Major Code: 447

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