Auburn Bulletin 2023-2024

Human Development and Family Science — Early Child Development Option (HDED)

Both Fully Online and Fully On-Campus Options Available
ENGL 1100 English Composition I3ENGL 1120 English Composition II3
HDFS 2000 Marriage and Family in a Global Context3MATH 1120 Pre-Calculus Algebra3
Core History I3Core History II3
CADS 2000 Global Consumer Culture3HDFS 2010 Lifespan Human Development in Family Context 3
Core Humanities13Professional Electives53
HDFS 1800 Introduction to HDFS2 
 17 15
BIOL 1000 Introduction to Biology
   & BIOL 1001 Introduction to Biology Laboratory
4BIOL 1010 A Survey of Life
   & BIOL 1011 A Survey of Life Laboratory
NTRI 2000 Nutrition And Health3COMM 1000 Public Speaking3
Core Literature3Core Social Science23
Core Fine Arts3HDFS 2030 Professional Development I and Ethics 2
Core Social Science23HDFS 2050 Issues and Trends in Early Child Development3
 16 15
HDFS 3010 Child Development in the Family3HDFS 2040 Analytics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences3
HDFS 3060 Patterns of Family Interaction or 3080 Development of Interpersonal Relationships3HDFS 3470 Learning Experiences for Young Children3
HDFS 3460 Effective Guidance and Interaction with Young Children3HDFS 3471 Learning Experiences for Young Children Lab1
HDFS 3461 Effective Guidance and Interaction with Young Children Lab1HDFS 4670 Parent Education3
Free Electives 2Free Electives2
Understanding Diverse Perspectives Course43HDFS 4680 Family in Cross-Cultural Perspective3
 15 15
HDFS 3110 Infant and Toddler Development3HDFS 4940 Internship in Early Child Development toward Certification12
HDFS 4470 Advanced Learning Experiences for Young Children3UNIV 4AA0 Achieve the Creed0
HDFS 4471 Advanced Learning Experiences for Young Children Lab1 
HDFS 4910 Professional Development II and Capstone2 
HDFS 5200 Applied Research and Evaluation Methods, 5300 HDFS and Social Policy, or 4950 Advanced Seminar33 
Professional Electives53 
 15 12
Total Hours: 120

Must  choose from PHIL 1010PHIL 1020, PHIL 1030PHIL 1040, PHIL 1080PHIL 1090PHIL 1100, PHIL 1110


Must choose from ANTH 1000SOCY 1000, PSYC 2010COUN 2000GSHS 2000AFRI 2000, SOCY 1100NATR 2050


Completer Degree Students MUST take HDFS 5300.


HDFS Understanding Diverse Perspectives course options: HDFS 3040 or HDFS 4700


Choose professional course electives that will strengthen your preparedness for internship and support your career goals. Professional course electives may be used to earn a minor. Professional course electives should be selected through consultation with your faculty advisor. HDFS courses and most PSYC, SOWO, SOCY, COMM and other social science related courses may serve as appropriate electives.