2024-2025 Undergraduate Course Catalog 
    Jul 13, 2024  
2024-2025 Undergraduate Course Catalog

Child and Family Policy Studies Minor

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Colleen Cameron, Undergraduate Program Director
170 White Hall


The interdisciplinary minor in Child and Family Policy Studies provides undergraduate students an opportunity to focus their academic work on issues related to the development, delivery, and assessment of child and family, and social policies and programs.  The minor is designed to engage students from different disciplines in collaborative learning around issues of advocacy, service delivery, and development of evidence-based public programs and policies.  Students will find the minor useful if they are seeking a career working with children and families on developing or evaluating programs and policies or considering a graduate program in a related area. 


The minor in Child and Family Policy Studies is available to all University students with a Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above on a space-available basis. To be admitted to the program, students must submit a Declaration of Minor form to their academic advisor, the undergraduate program director of Human Development and Family Science, and their home college dean’s office.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will gain understanding of public policy and child and family issues, and apply their understanding of healthy development to public policies and government programming.

Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:

1. Explain principles of human development in families from diverse populations.

2. Analyze how research and theories are utilized in the field of child and family policy across diverse settings.

3. Critically evaluate service delivery and child and family practices across settings.

4. Assess public policy and child and family related issues.

Total Credits: 18


This minor is open to all HDFS Majors and Non-Majors.


No more than 9 credits from a single department can count towards the minor.

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