Human Development & Family Studies Minor
Students who minor in Human Development and Family Studies gain an understanding of the psychological, sociological, and developmental theories of individual and family development.
Students will learn about the influences of family, school, work and community on human development. This offers students the opportunity to focus on their major, while gaining an understanding of individual and family development, which will help them while working with individuals and family in various settings.
This minor requires 18 credit hours, many of which can be completed online (Effective Fall 2016).
|HDFS||24011||Interpersonal Relationships and Families (3)|
|Development Courses: Choose TWO courses from the following list: (6 credits)|
|GERO||14029||Introduction to Gerontology (3)|
|GERO||40656||Psychology of Aging (3)|
|HDFS||24012||Child Development (3)|
|HDFS||24013||Early Adolescence (3)|
|HDFS||44020||Adolescent Development (3)*|
|Minor Electives: Choose THREE courses from the following electives (9 credits):|
|HDFS||34031||Cultural Diversity (3)|
|HDFS||44021||Family Intervention Across the Lifespan (3)*|
|HDFS||44022||Changing Roles of Men and Women (3)|
|HDFS||44023||Building Family Strengths (3)*|
|HDFS||44028||Parent-Child Relationships (3)*|
|HDFS||44029||Family Policy (3)*|
|HDFS||44035||Assessment and Strategies in Case Management (3)*|
|HDFS||44036||General Case Management Methods (3)*|
|HDFS||44039||Bereavement, Trauma, and Other Losses (3)*|
|HDFS||44032||Nonprofit Fundraising and Grantwriting (3)|
|HDFS||44033||Community Outreach in Nonprofit Management (3)|
|HDFS||44034||Principles and Practices of Nonprofit Management (3)|
*Special approval is needed to register for these courses. The requirement of the Professional Phase is waived for HDFS Minors. To register for these courses, please email Dr. Cichy (kcichy [at] kent.edu) to request permission to enroll. In your email, be sure to include your name, Banner ID number, and course information (i.e., course name, number, section, and CRN).
Please contact Dr. Kelly Cichy at kcichy [at] kent.edu for more information on the minor in Human Development and Family Studies.