Human Development - Requirements for the Major

Human Development Program | Human Development Minor Requirements | Course Descriptions

Supporting Courses, 7 credits

Basic Foundational Knowledge and Skills, 3 credits

  • HUM DEV 210       Introduction to Human Development, 3 credits

Research Skills, required 4 credits
One of these:

  • BUS ADM 216    Business Statistics, 4 credits (For Business major and minors only)
  • COMM SCI 205   Social Science Statistics, 4 credits (strongly recommended)
  • MATH 260           Introductory Statistics, 4 credits

Upper-Level Course Requirements, minimum of 34 credits

Multidisciplinary Coursework, 9 credits

Psychology, choose one course, 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 one course, 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 one course, 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

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, 16 credits

Advanced Research Skills, 4 credits:

  • HUM DEV 302    Developmental Research Methods, 4 credits

Family and Relationships, choose 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 Advanced Coursework, 3 credits:

  • In addition to completing one course from each category of Advanced Coursework, an additional 3 credits must be taken from the Family and Relationships, the Gender and Cultural Diversity, or the Advanced Specialization in Lifespan Development lists to obtain the necessary total of 16 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