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Option Human Development and Family Science, General Undergraduate Option  

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This option is offered within the following major(s):
Human Development and Family Sciences - College of Public Health and Human Sciences



Available on the Corvallis and OSU-Cascades campuses and via Ecampus.


Students majoring in Human Development and Family Sciences learn how people change across the life course within the contexts of families, school, work, and communities. Information from many disciplines is applied to the study of individuals and families, preparing students to fully understand people and to develop skills in critical thinking and in research. Students learn about infants and toddlers, teens and adults of all ages, and families.

On completing the HDFS General option, students are prepared to be involved and effective community members and to improve people’s lives. The HDFS General option is ideal for students interested in the helping professions and also pairs well with a minor or a second major in liberal studies; pre-medicine or pre-nursing; psychology; public health; sociology; Spanish; or women studies, gender, and sexuality studies. It provides exceptional preparation for graduate work in counseling, education, public policy, social work, or human development and family sciences, each of which can lead to a productive, satisfying career.



HDFS Core (19)

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)

Non-HDFS Courses (21–26)

COMM 218. *Interpersonal Communication (3) (COCC: SP 218)
NUTR 225. General Human Nutrition (3) (COCC: FN 225)
PSY 201. *General Psychology (3) (COCC: PSY 201)
PSY 202. *General Psychology (3) (COCC: PSY 202)
SOC 204. *Introduction to Sociology (3) (COCC: SOC 201)
WR 327. *Technical Writing (3)

Choose one of three statistics options below:
H 220. Introduction to Health Data Analysis (3) (COCC: MTH 243 and MTH 244)
ST 201, ST 202. Principles of Statistics (4,4) (COCC: MTH 243, MTH 244)
ST 351. Introduction to Statistical Methods (4)

Required for Option (23)

HDFS 311. Infant and Child Development (4)
HDFS 313. Adolescent Development (4)
HDFS 461. ^Program Development and Proposal Writing (4)

Choose at least 11 credits from the following courses not previously taken:
ED 140. Introduction to Early Childhood Education (4) COCC Course
HDFS 201. *Contemporary Families in the U.S. (3)
HDFS 312. Parenting Research and Application (4)
HDFS 331. Directed Experience in Early Childhood (3) OSU-Cascades Only
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 465. Topics in Human Development and Family Sciences (3)

Footnotes:

* Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
^ Writing Intensive Course (WIC)
COCC: Central Oregon Community College


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

Option Code: 441




 
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