Human Development - Requirements for the Major

Human Development Program | Human Development Minor Requirements | Course Descriptions

Supporting Courses, 7 credits

Basic Foundational Knowledge and Skills

Required 3 credits:

  • HUM DEV 210       Introduction to Human Development, 3 credits

Research Skills courses, required 4 credits:
One of these:

  • COMM SCI 205   Social Science Statistics, 4 credits (strongly recommended)
  • MATH 260           Introductory Statistics, 4 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

Upper-Level Course Requirements, minimum of 30 credits

(Note: The courses below have prerequisites.)

Multidisciplinary Coursework: 9 credits

Psychology, choose 3 credits:

  • PSYCH 417       Psychology of Cognitive Processes, 3 credits
  • PSYCH 429       Theories of Personality, 3 credits
  • PSCYH 438       Counseling Across the Lifespan, 3 credits

Sociology/Anthropology, choose 3 credits:

  • ANTHRO 304      Family, Kin, and Community, 3 credits
  • ANTHRO 320      Myth, Ritual, Symbol and Religion, 3 credits
  • ANTHRO 340      Medical Anthropology, 3 credits
  • SOCIOL 302      Class, Status and Power, 3 credits
  • SOCIOL 303      Race and Ethnic Relations, 3 credits
  • SOCIOL 308      Sociology of the Family, 3 credits
  • SOCIOL 315      Street Gangs in America, 3 credits

Biological course, choose 3 credits :

  • HUM BIOL 205   Biotechnology and Human Values, 3 credits
  • HUM BIOL 206   Fertility, Reproduction and Family Planning, 3 credits
  • HUM BIOL 217   Human Disease and Society, 3 credits
  • HUM BIOL 324  The Biology of Women, 3 credits
  • HUM DEV 350   Developmental Psychobiology, 3 credits
  • NUT SCI 242     Food and Nutritional Health, 3 credits
  • NUT SCI 250 World Food and Population Issues, 3 credits
  • NUT SCI 300 Human Nutrition, 3 credits
  • NUT SCI 302 Ethnic Influences on Nutrition, 3 credits

Phases of Development: 9 credits

Core Phases of Development, 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

Advanced Coursework: Minimum of 15 credits

Advanced Developmental Research Methods, minimum of one course:

  • HUM DEV 302    Developmental Research Methods, 3 credits

Family and Relationships, choose minimum of one course:

  • HUM DEV 345    Human Sexuality, 3 credits
  • HUM DEV 353    Family Development, 3 credits

Gender and Cultural Diversity, choose minimum of one course:

  • HUM DEV 336    Gender Development Across the Lifespan, 3 credits
  • HUM DEV 342    Cross-Cultural Human Development, 3 credits
  • HUM DEV 345    Human Sexuality, 3 credits
  • HUM DEV 346    Culture, Development and Health, 3 credits

Advanced Specialization in Lifespan Development, choose minimum of one course:

  • HUM DEV 344    Dying, Death, and Loss, 3 credits
  • HUM DEV 350    Developmental Psychobiology, 3 credits
  • HUM DEV 424    The Development of Creative and Critical Thinking, 3 credits
  • HUM DEV 443    Spirituality and Development, 3 credits
  • HUM DEV 497    Internship, 3 credits (only)

Additional elective credits can be taken from the upper-level Human Development courses listed above.

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
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