Human Development and Family Sciences Undergraduate Major (BS, HBS)
Also available at OSU-Cascades, OSU-Portland and 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 four required options listed below:
- Child Development
- Early Childhood (Cascades campus only)
- Human Development and Family Sciences, General
- Human Services
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.
|Select 48 credits 1||48|
|HDFS Core Courses required for 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|
|Select one of the following statistics options:||3-8|
|INTRODUCTION TO HEALTH DATA ANALYSIS|
|PRINCIPLES OF STATISTICS|
and PRINCIPLES OF STATISTICS
|INTRODUCTION TO STATISTICAL METHODS|
Credits vary by option
|Total credits required for graduation||180|
48 credits required of all students; courses may include BCC courses in the HDFS core and options as indicated by an asterisk.
Baccalaureate Core Course (BCC)
Writing Intensive Course (WIC)
Major Code: 447
Pre-Human Development and Family Sciences Major Code: 457