Human Development & Family Studies, BS

for the Bachelor of Science Major in Human Development & Family Studies


department website: https://hdfs.illinois.edu/

department faculty: Human Development & Family Studies Faculty


overview of college admissions & requirements: Agricultural, Consumer & Environmental Sciences

college website: https://aces.illinois.edu/


The Human Development and Family Studies program prepares students for graduate/professional education or employment in areas such as pediatric services in hospitals, medicine and allied health fields, marriage and family therapy, family law, human resources, child care services, family life education, social work, counseling, human services, and business activities related to children and families. Students select course work according to their interests in human development, such as infancy, early childhood or adolescence, and relationship and family science, such as intimate relationships, parent-child interaction, and family stress and change. Basic courses in these areas are linked to practical experiences in educational and community settings, and most courses emphasize issues related to cultural diversity and gender. Students develop an individualized plan within this major according to their career and professional interests.

for the Bachelor of Science Major in Human Development & Family Studies


Prescribed Core Courses including Campus General Education

Composition I and Speech
Select one of the following:6-7
Writing and Research
and Public Speaking (or equivalent) (see college Composition I requirement)
Oral & Written Comm I
and Oral & Written Comm II
Advanced Composition
Select from campus approved list.3-4
Language Other Than English
Coursework at or above the third level is required for graduation.
Cultural Studies
Select one course from Non-Western Cultures, one from U.S. Minority Cultures, and one from Western/Comparative Cultures from campus-approved lists.9
Quantitative Reasoning I
Select one of the following:3-4
Statistics
Applied Statistical Methods and Data Analytics I
Intro to Applied Statistics
Economic Statistics I
Intro to Statistics
Intro to Social Statistics
Quantitative Reasoning II
Select from campus approved list.3-5
Natural Sciences and Technology
Select from campus approved list.6
Humanities and the Arts
Select from campus approved list.6
Social and Behavioral Sciences
PSYC 100Intro Psych4
SOC 100Introduction to Sociology4
ACES Required
ACES 101Contemporary Issues in ACES2
Human Development and Family Studies Required
HDFS 101Opportunities, Careers in HDFS1
HDFS 105Intro to Human Development3
HDFS 120Intro to Family Studies3
HDFS 290Intro to Research Methods4
ACE 240Personal Financial Planning3
FSHN 120Contemporary Nutrition3
or CHLH 100 Contemporary Health
Select one of the following child/adolescent development courses:3-4
Infancy & Early Childhood
Middle Childhood
Adolescent Development
Select one of the following relationships/family courses:3-4
Close Relationships
Family Stress and Change
Select two of the following diversity courses:6
Child Fam with Special Needs
Families in Global Perspective
Asian Families in America
US Latina and Latino Families
Gender, Relationshps & Society
HDFS Study Abroad Experience
Inequality, Public Policy, and U.S. Families
Racial and Ethnic Families
LGBT Indiv, Fam & Community
Select one of the following applied courses:3-4
Early Childhood Curriculum Dev
Research Internship
Independent Study or Research
Honors Research or Thesis
Practicum in HDFS
Family Life Education
Applied Research Methods
Foundations of Leadership
Individualized Plan16-18
Choose from a list of HDFS courses based on individual career goals and in consultation with the HDFS Academic Advisor. At least 15 hours at 300 level or above. Courses taken to meet other HDFS requirements can not count toward the Individualized Plan.
Grief and Loss Across the Lifespan
Early Childhood Curriculum Dev
Child Fam with Special Needs
Families in Global Perspective
Close Relationships
Infancy & Early Childhood
Middle Childhood
Adult Development
US Latina and Latino Families
Gender, Relationshps & Society
Socialization and Development
Adolescent Development
Child Dev Class Supervision
Hospitalized Children
Inequality, Public Policy, and U.S. Families
Family Stress and Change
Family Conflict Management
LGBT Indiv, Fam & Community
Family Life Education
Minimum of 40 hours of advanced credit required
Total Hours126