Online Minor in Human Development and Family Sciences

Classes begin Fall 2020

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Credit Hours

For students in the online BA in Interdisciplinary Studies degree program or U of A degree-seeking students:

In order to add this minor, students must consult their advisors for their academic majors.

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School of Human Environmental Sciences

Professionals in human service jobs serve people throughout their lifespans, from conception to the late stages in life. This Human Development and Family Sciences minor will prepare you to interact with individuals and families from diverse sociocultural backgrounds. You will gain cultural competence and understand the importance of diversity, which are necessary for employment with governmental, private, and nonprofit human service organizations.


Required Courses

Choose 9 hours from the following  (6 hours must be upper division credit)

  • HDFS 2483 - Family Financial Management
    (Prerequisite: HDFS 2413 or HDFS 2413H )
  • HDFS 2603 - Rural Families and Communities
  • HDFS 3463 - The Hospitalized Child: Child Life Programming
    (Prerequisite: HDFS 2433)
  • HDFS 4313 - Building Family and Community Relationships
  • HDFS 4353 - Play as Development in Childhood
  • HDFS 4423 - Adult Development
    (Prerequisite: HDFS 1403 - or PSYC 2003 and Junior Standing)
  • HDFS 4493 - Public Policy Advocacy for Children and Families
    (Prerequisite: HDFS 2603 - or SOCI 2013, Honors and Junior Standing)