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School of Family Studies and Human Services

Minor in Human Development and Family Science

The undergraduate minor in Human Development and Family Science allows students to integrate the study of families, human development, and relationships with their major. The minor is an excellent complement to many degree programs. 

All courses required for the minor are available on the Manhattan campus, Polytechnic campus, and through Global Campus. 

The minor in Human Development & Family Science requires completion of 15 credit hours; 9 of the course hours are required, and 6 credit hours are elective options. A grade of C or better is required for all coursework applied to the minor.

The courses required, as well as elective options are listed in this checklist or below: 

Required courses(9 hours)

  • HDFS 110 Introduction to Human Development Credits (3)
  • HDFS 302 Introduction to Human Sexuality (3)
  • HDFS 350 Family Relationships and Gender Roles (3)
  •    Prerequisite: HDFS 110, PSYCH 110 or SOC 211

Elective options: (6 hours)

  • ECED 310 Early Childhood (3)
  •    Pre-Requisite:  HDFS 110 or PSYCH 110

  • HDFS 506 Middle Childhood and Adolescence (3)
  •    Pre-Requisite:  HDFS 110 or PSYCH 110 and FCSED majors; or HDFS majors and minors only.

  • HDFS 510 Human Development and Aging (3)
  •    Pre-Requisite:  HDFS110 or PSYCH 280

  • HDFS 550 Family Theory and Science (3)
  •    Pre-Requisite:  HDFS 350, 12 hours in HDFS courses, GNHE majors, FCSED majors, and HDFS majors and minors only.

  • HDFS 552 Families and Diversity (3)
  •    Pre-Requisite: HDFS majors/minors, junior or senior standing, 15 HDFS credits, HDFS 550. Co-Requisite:  HDFS 550

  • HDFS 670 Working with Parents (3)
  •    Pre-Requisite:  HDFS 110 and HDFS 350

  • PFP 105   Introduction to Personal Financial Planning (3)

  • HDFS 300, 500, or 700 Electives

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Effective Term:  Fall 2017