Undergraduate Academic Programs


Human Development and Family Studies


Undergraduate students may earn this minor in addition to the baccalaureate degree. A student who decides to pursue this minor should visit the records office of his or her degree granting-school/unit to have this minor officially added as an academic objective. Students are responsible for checking with their degree-granting schools/units to determine whether or not this minor may be officially recorded on their transcripts.

Students considering this minor may visit Shannan Stryjewski for academic advising.

Shannan Stryjewski
Academic Advisor
Department of Applied Health Science
School of Public Health - Bloomington
SPH C004
1025 E. 7th St.
Bloomington, IN  47405-7109
(812) 855-3627
sstryjew [at] indiana [dot] edu


This undergraduate minor program is intended for students in degree programs other than the human development and family studies major, who wish to add this specialty to their studies. This minor requires:

  • successful completion of 15 credit hours prescribed below.
  • a minimum grade of C- in each course used in the minor.
  • a minimum cumulative minor GPA of 2.0.

Note: No course in this minor may be taken under the Pass/Fail Option.

Human Development and Family Studies Core Courses (6 cr.):
Complete the following two courses:

  • SPH-F 150 Introduction to Life Span Development (3 cr.) +S&H
  • SPH-F 258 Marriage and Family Interaction (3 cr.) +S&H

Human Development Elective Course (3 cr.)
Complete one of the following courses:

  • SPH-F 346 Human Development I—Conception through Early Childhood (3 cr.)
  • SPH-F 347 Human Development II—Middle Childhood through Adolescence (3 cr.)
  • SPH-F 348 Human Development III—Early, Middle, and Late Adulthood (3 cr.)

Human Development and Family Studies Elective Courses (6 cr.)
Complete two of the following courses:

  • SPH-F 341 Effects of Divorce on Children (3 cr.)
  • SPH-F 345 Parent-Child Relations (3 cr.)
  • SPH-F 370 Family Health and the Media (3 cr.)
  • SPH-F 417 African American and Latino Families (3 cr.)
  • SPH-F 453 Family Life Education (3 cr.)
  • SPH-F 457 Stress and Resilience in the Family (3 cr.)
  • SPH-F 460 Grief in a Family Context (3 cr.)

+ Courses followed by the S&H notation may apply to both the minor requirements and to the general education, social and historical studies requirement for bachelor's degree students.

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