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Human Development & Family Studies

Minor in Human Development and Family Studies

Students who minor in Human Development and Family Studies gain an understanding of the psychological, sociological, and developmental theories of individual and family development. Students will learn about the influences of family, school, work and community on human development. This offers students the opportunity to focus on their major, while gaining an understanding of individual and family development, which will help them while working with individuals and family in various settings. 

This minor requires 18 credit hours, many of which can be completed online.

Core coursework includes:

14029    Introduction to Gerontology (3)

24011    Interpersonal Relationships and Families (3)               

HDFS    24012    Child Development (3)

HDFS    44020    Adolescent Development (3)

Students are required to select six hours from the following courses:

HDFS    34031    Cultural Diversity (3)

HDFS    44021    Family Intervention Across the Lifespan (3)

HDFS    44022    Changing Roles of Men and Women (3)

HDFS    44023    Building Family Strengths (3)

HDFS    44028    Parent-Child Relationships (3)

HDFS    44029    Family Policy (3)

44035    Assessment and Strategies in Case Management (3)

HDFS    44036    General Case Management Methods (3)

HDFS    44037    Positive Youth Development (3)

HDFS    44038    Professional Child and Youth Work Practice (3)

HDFS    44039    Bereavement, Trauma, and Other Losses (3)

Please contact Dr. Kelly Cichy at for more information on the minor in Human Development and Family Studies.
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