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Major Course Requirements

Once students successfully complete the pre-major coursework they are eligible to apply for the Human Development and Family Studies major.  The application process is not competitive.  Students should come to Room 304 White Hall to switch from the pre-major to the major.

Listed below is the required coursework for the Human Development and Family Studies major:

Program Requirements:

Math and Critical Reasoning (Kent Core course)    3   
Humanities and Fine Arts (Kent Core course)    9   
Arts & Sciences and Fine Arts (Kent Core course)    6-7   
Must include at least 1 Basic Sciences Lab     
SOC
32210
Researching Society    3   
SOC
32220    Data Analysis    3   
SOC
32221    Data Analysis Lab    1   

Major Requirements:     
GERO        44030        Adult Development and Aging    3   
HDFS        25512        Management of Family Resources    3   
HDFS        34031        Cultural Diversity    3   
HDFS        44018        Professional Development     3   
HDFS        44020        Adolescent Development     3   
HDFS        44023        Building Family Strengths    3   
HDFS        44028        Parent-Child Relationships    3   
HDFS        44029        Family Policy    3   

6 Hours of Major Electives (choose from the following list):

GERO        14029        Intro to Gerontology    3   
GERO        41095        Special Topics in Gerontology    1-4   
GERO        44031        Social Policy/Community Resources    3   
HDFS    24013        Early Adolescence    3   
HDFS    41095      Special Topics in HDFS    1-4   
HDFS    41096        Individual Investigation    1-3   
HDFS    44019        Intergenerational Experiences    3   
HDFS    44021    Family Intervention    3   
HDFS    44022        Changing Roles of Men & Women    3   
HDFS    44032        Nonprofit Fundraising & Grantwriting    3   
HDFS    44033     Nonprofit Management I     3   
HDFS    44034        Nonprofit Management II     3   
HDFS    44035        Assessment and Strategies     3   
HDFS    44036        General Case Management Methods    3   
HDFS        44037        Positive Youth Development    3   
HDFS    44039        Bereavement, Trauma, and Other Losses    3   
HED    14020        Medical Terminology    3   
HST    21000        Dynamics of Helping Relationship    3   
NUTR    23511        Science of Human Nutrition    3   

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