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Is this program for me?

The Minor in Human Development & Family Studies (HDFS) provides a broadly based study of the intellectual, emotional, social, and moral development of individuals and families.

What will I learn?

The HDFS curriculum focuses on:

  • Different periods of lifespan
  • Parent education
  • Delivery of human services
  • Early childhood education
  • Research concepts

The program includes 15 semester hours of coursework. An undergraduate with a minor in HDFS can expect to take courses such as:

  • Child, Prenatal/Infant, and Adult Development
  • Human Development Interventions
  • Human Ecology of Parenting
  • Family Relations
  • Evaluation of Educational Programs for Young Children

Since degree plans change periodically, students will follow the degree plan that is in place at the time in which they complete an official, signed degree plan. Following is the most current sample degree plan for a Minor in HDFS.

To apply for this minor, make an appointment with the HDFS Undergraduate Advisor.