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

Human Development and Family Science Minor

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Colleen Cameron, Undergraduate Program Director
170 White Hall


Students pursuing programs in other areas of study may choose a minor in human development and family science.

The Human Development and Family Science Minor provides students with a broad foundation covering a range of issues focusing on the healthy development of children and families. This minor provides knowledge and skills that can be applied to real world settings across different settings, such as families, schools, workplaces, hospitals within the United States and internationally.


To be admitted to the program, students must submit a declaration of minor form to the department.

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will gain understanding of children’s, youth, and families’ well-being in the context of everyday life. Students will be able to apply their knowledge of individual’s social, emotional, and behavioral development in diverse settings. 

Upon completing the program, students will be able to:

1. Explain, discuss, and analyze principles of human development in families from diverse populations.

2. Analyze and explain how research is utilized to understand human development and family processes across settings.

3. Critically evaluate and assess practices across settings.

Non-Practicum HFS Courses

Plus, two non-practicum HFS courses at the 300- or 400-level or above

Total Credits: 18


This minor is open to non-HFS major students.

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