Adult Development Minor

for the minor in Adult Development


department catalog page: Human Development & Family Studies
department website: http://hdfs.illinois.edu/

department faculty: https://hdfs.illinois.edu/directory/faculty


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

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


The Adult Development minor combines theoretical and practical approaches to understanding issues faced by adults as individuals, partners, family members, learners, caregivers, and clients of social agencies. Course work examines adults from age 25 to 90+ in the contexts of evolving family roles, health issues, and social service needs. Students anticipating careers in social or health-related services will find an understanding of adult development and its attendant issues a valuable complement to other professional skills.
The minor requires a minimum of 18 hours. Students may count three hours earned in a community-based practicum or research project related to adult development toward the minor.

Minimum required hours and supporting course work: At least six hours of advanced coursework must be distinct from credit earned for the student's major or another minor. Courses in the minor may not be taken Credit/No Credit. Students may count three hours earned in a community-based practicum or research project related to adult development toward the minor.

Minimum hours for minor: 18 hours.

Foundation courses9
Intro to Human Development
Intro to Family Studies
Adult Development 1
One course selected from:
Adult roles in the family context3-4
Close Relationships
Family Stress and Change
Family Conflict Management
Adult choices/challenges6
Choose at least 6 hours from:
Adult Learning Principles
Family Communication
Sexual Communication
Adult Learning and Development
Gerontology
The Psychology of Aging
Leisure and Human Development
Death & Dying
Social Work Services for Older Adults
Credit from HDFS 294, HDFS 450, or HDFS 494 may count towards the minor as approved by the minor advisor. 2
Total Hours18-19