Auburn Bulletin 2023-2024

Human Development and Family Science Minor

Required Courses

HDFS 2000Marriage and Family in a Global Context3
HDFS 2010Lifespan Human Development in Family Context3
Total Hours6

Elective Courses

(Select a minimum of 12 hours from the list below; 9 hours must be at the 3000 level or higher.)

HDFS 2020Research Methods for Developmental and Family Science3
HDFS 2030Professional Development and Ethics3
HDFS 2040Analytics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences3
HDFS 2050Issues and Trends in Early Child Development3
HDFS 3010Child Development in the Family *3
HDFS 3030Adolescent Development in the Family *3
HDFS 3040Human Sexuality Over the Family Life Cycle3
HDFS 3050Adult Development and Aging3
HDFS 3060Patterns of Family Interaction *3
HDFS 3080Development of Interpersonal Relationships *3
HDFS 3110Infant and Toddler Development3
HDFS 3460Effective Guidance and Interaction with Young Children3
HDFS 3461Effective Guidance and Interaction with Young Children Lab1
HDFS 3470Learning Experiences for Young Children3
HDFS 3471Learning Experiences for Young Children Lab1
HDFS 4470Advanced Learning Experiences for Young Children3
HDFS 4471Advanced Learning Experiences for Young Children Lab1
HDFS 4500Hospitalized Children and Their Families3
HDFS 4510Therapeutic Play 3
HDFS 4520Dying, Death and Bereavement3
HDFS 4660Resource Management for Individuals, Couples, and Families3
HDFS 4670Parent Education3
HDFS 4680Family in Cross-Cultural Perspective *3
HDFS 4700Gender Roles and Close Relationships3
HDFS 4950Advanced Seminar3
HDFS 4980Advanced Undergraduate Research in Human Development and Family Science1-5
HDFS 5200Applied Research and Evaluation Methods3
HDFS 5300HDFS and Social Policy3
HDFS 5400Program Design for Communities, Schools, and Families3
HDFS 5930Society and Health3
HDFS 5950Seminar on Health Ecology and Equity3

Students must have a 2.25 cumulative GPA to enroll in HDFS 3010, HDFS 3030HDFS 3060, HDFS 3080 and HDFS 4680.  A "C" grade or better must be earned in each course taken toward the minor and each must be an HDFS course.


Note: A student cannot use the same course to fulfill the requirements of both their major and their minor. If a course has been completed to meet the requirements of their major, the student must select an alternate course from the elective courses above to meet the requirements of their minor.