Undergraduate Academic Programs


Human Development and Family Studies


Students wanting to declare this minor may do so in one of two ways:

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 schedule an appointment with an SPH-B academic advisor.

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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 The Ties That Bind: Relationships, Marriage, adn the Family  (3 cr.) +S&H

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

  • SPH-F 346 The Prenatal Period Through Early Childhood - Human Development I (3 cr.)
  • SPH-F 347 Middle, Childhood Through Adolescence - Human Development II (3 cr.)
  • SPH-F 348 Early Through Late Adulthood - Human Development III (3 cr.)

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

  • SPH-F 341  (3 cr.)Today's Families, Understanding Change in Family Dynamics
  • SPH-F 345 Parents, Parenting, and Children (3 cr.)
  • SPH-F 370 Family Health and the Media (3 cr.)
  • SPH-F 417 African American and Latino Families (3 cr.)
  • SPH-F 457 Protective Factors, Resilience, and Stress in the Family  (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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