Undergraduate Course Requirements | Human Development & Family Studies | Kent State University

Undergraduate Course Requirements

Once students successfully complete the pre-major coursework they are eligible to apply for the Human Development and Family Studies major. The application process is not competitive. Students should come to Room 304 White Hall to switch from the pre-major to the major.

Listed below is the required coursework for the Human Development and Family Studies major. Additional concentration coursework is required.

Program Requirements:

Program Requirements
Math and Critical Reasoning (Kent Core course) 3
Humanities and Fine Arts (Kent Core course) 9
Arts & Sciences and Fine Arts (Kent Core course) 6-7
Must include at least 1 Basic Sciences Lab  
SOC 32210 Researching Society 3
SOC 32220 Data Analysis 3
SOC 32221 Data Analysis Lab 1
Major Requirements
GERO 44030 Adult Development and Aging 3
HDFS 25512 Management of Family Resources 3
HDFS 34031 Cultural Diversity 3
HDFS 44018 Professional Development 3
HDFS 44020 Adolescent Development 3
HDFS 44023 Building Family Strengths 3
HDFS 44028 Parent-Child Relationships 3
HDFS 44029 Family Policy 3
6 Hours of Major Electives (choose from the following list):
GERO 14029 Intro to Gerontology 3
GERO 41095 Special Topics in Gerontology 1-4
GERO 44031 Social Policy/Community Resources 3
HDFS 24013 Early Adolescence 3
HDFS 41095 Special Topics in HDFS 1-4
HDFS 41096 Individual Investigation 1-3
HDFS 44019 Intergenerational Experiences 3
HDFS 44021 Family Intervention 3
HDFS 44022 Changing Roles of Men & Women 3
HDFS 44032 Nonprofit Fundraising & Grantwriting 3
HDFS 44033 Nonprofit Management I 3
HDFS 44034 Nonprofit Management II 3
HDFS 44035 Assessment and Strategies 3
HDFS 44036 General Case Management Methods 3
HDFS 44037 Positive Youth Development 3
HDFS 44039 Bereavement, Trauma, and Other Losses 3
HED 14020 Medical Terminology 3
HST 21000 Dynamics of Helping Relationship 3
NUTR 23511 Science of Human Nutrition 3