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Human Development and Family Science Major and Minor Requirements

For more detailed information, refer to the University Catalogue of your entering year.


Required Core Courses

  • Introduction to Psychological Science
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Lifespan Development
  • The American Family

Complete a two course series in research and statistical methods from the following

  • Research Methods and Data Analysis I
  • Research Methods and Data Analysis II or
  • Social Science Research Methods
  • Social Science Statistics and Analysis

Students SCE course(s) will be determined by the research and statistical methods track chosen above. Students will consult with their advisor to determine which choice is appropriate.

  • Senior Projects 1
  • Senior Projects 2 or
  • Senior Practicum

Core Distribution Courses

  • Human Development
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Child and Adolescent Development
  • Adulthood and Aging
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Child and Adolescent Psychopathology
  • Psychology of Gender

Family Development

  • Family Violence
  • Stress and Wellbeing
  • Courtship and Marriage
  • Social Gerontology
  • Drugs and Behavior
  • Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy

Society and Culture

  • Contemporary Social Issues
  • Educational Psychology
  • The Many Faces of Poverty
  • Sociology of Gender
  • Social Psychology
  • Drugs and Society
  • Deviance