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Human Development - Requirements for the Major

Human Development Program | Human Development Minor Requirements | Course Descriptions

Interdisciplinary Supporting Courses, 19 credits

  • HUM DEV 210      Introduction to Human Development, 3 credits

Research Skills courses (7 credits):
One of these:

  • COMM SCI 205  Social Science Statistics, 4 credits (strongly recommended) OR
  • MATH 260          Introductory Statistics, 4 credits
    And:
  • HUM DEV 302   Advanced Developmental Research Methods, 3 credits

For  Business Majors and Minors Only — both courses required:

  • BUS ADM 215   Introduction to Business Statistics, 3 credits
    and
  • BUS ADM 217      Advanced Business Statistics, 3 credits

Diversity course, choose 3 credits:

  • Ethnic Studies or World Culture course
    or
  • Study Abroad or Travel  course
  • Upper-level foreign language/culture, not grammar, course, 3 credits
     (may not count courses taken to fulfill General Education requirement; may not count PSYCH 440)

Contributing areas, one of these:

  • ANTHRO 100     Varieties of World Culture, 3 credits
  • SOCIOL 202        Introduction to Sociology, 3 credits

Biological course, choose 3 credits :
(Note: The courses below have prerequisites.)

  • HUM BIOL 205  Biotechnology and Human Values, 3 credits
  • HUM BIOL 206  Fertility, Reproduction and Family Planning, 3 credits
  • HUM BIOL 310  Human Genetics, 3 credits
  • HUM BIOL 324  The Biology of Women, 3 credits
  • HUM BIOL 342  Human Evolution, 3 credits
  • HUM BIOL 402  Human Physiology, 3 credits

Upper-Level Requirements, 24 credits

Life Span core courses, 9 credits:

  • HUM DEV 331   Infancy and Early Childhood, 3 credits
  • HUM DEV 332   Middle Childhood and Adolescence, 3 credits
  • HUM DEV 343   Adulthood and Aging, 3 credits

Electives:

Students choose 15 additional upper-level credits from the following list, depending on  their particular career interests. A Human Development adviser can help in the selection of appropriate courses.

  • HUM DEV 336   Gender Development Across the Lifespan, 3 credits
  • HUM DEV 342   Cross-Cultural Human Development, 3 credits
  • HUM DEV 344   Dying, Death, and Loss, 3 credits
  • HUM DEV 345   Human Sexuality, 3 credits
  • HUM DEV 346   Culture, Development and Health, 3 credits
  • HUM DEV 350   Developmental Psychobiology, 3 credits
  • HUM DEV 353   Family Development, 3 credits
  • HUM DEV 424   The Development of Creative and Critical Thinking, 3 credits
  • HUM DEV 440   Human Development Senior Seminar, 3 credits
  • HUM DEV 443   Spirituality and Development, 3 credits
  • HUM DEV 497   Internship, 1-12 credits
  • PSYCH 429         Theories of Personality, 3 credits
  • PSYCH 438         Counseling Across the Lifespan, 3 credits

One of these is encouraged, but does not count toward major requirements:

  • HUM DEV 478   Honors in the Major, 3 credits
  • HUM DEV 495   Teaching Assistantship, 1-6 credits
  • HUM DEV 496   Research Assistantship, 1-6 credits
  • HUM DEV 498   Independent Study, 1-4 credits
Human Development Program
Human Development Minor Requirements
Course Descriptions