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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [Not Current Academic Year. Consult with Your Academic Advisor for Your Catalog Year]

Human Development and Family Studies, B.S.

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College of Education  > Department of Psychological, Health, and Learning Sciences  > Human Development and Family Studies, B.S.


A Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) provides a broadly based study of the intellectual, emotional, social, and moral development of individuals and families. HDFS graduates have a variety of opportunities available to them. Many students go on to graduate school in the fields of Social Work, Psychology, Education, Medicine, and Law.

All entering students must declare as a Pre-HDFS major and will work with an academic advisor to follow an informational plan leading to successful completion of program requirements. Following successful completion of pre-major requirements , students with a 2.0 cumulative UH GPA may declare a major in Human Development and Family Studies.

UH Core Requirements


6.0 credit hours required


12.0 credit hours required

Life & Physical Sciences

6.0 credit hours required

Language, Philosophy & Culture

3.0 credit hours required

Creative Arts

3.0 credit hours required

American History/Government/Political Science

12.0 credit hours required

Social and Behavioral Sciences

3.0 credit hours required


Writing in the Disciplines

3.0 credit hours required

Diversity in Special Populations

6.0 credit hours required

Area Electives

15.0 credit hours required

Students must choose 15 hours from the approved list of area electives or receive approval for classes through petition.


Minimum of 15.0 credit hours required

Recommendations: Modern Language, Psychology, Health, Interpersonal Communication, Asian-American Studies


*Approved Computer Literacy Options: COSC 1300  (Intro to Computing), MIS 3300  (Intro to Computers & MIS), ITEC 1301  (Intro to Computer Application Technology)

Total Hours for Degree: 120+

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