Human Development and Family Studies - B.S.

College of Education, Health and Human Services
School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences
405 White Hall
Kent Campus
330-672-2294
www.kent.edu/ehhs/ldes


Description

The Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development and Family Studies offers an interdisciplinary approach to individual and family development across the lifespan, providing opportunities for students to study how people develop physically, emotionally and socially within the context of the family and society. The program focuses on child and adolescent development, adult development and aging, biological aspects of human development, family studies, intervention research and developmental research methods. Students learn about the stages of development from infancy to adulthood and how to promote healthy family development.

The Human Development and Family Studies major comprises the following concentrations:

  • The Case Management for Individuals and Families concentration provides training in needs assessment and the utilization of available public and private resources. Case managers provide assistance to individuals and families by coordinating services and access to resources. Students in this concentration will learn the skills necessary to understand clients' needs and goals, and develop a plan to achieve these goals with the resources and services available to them. Graduates are eligible for securing positions in a wide array of social service agencies.
  • The Child and Youth Development concentration prepares students for working with children and adolescents in non-school settings such as residential treatment, group care, community youth services, foster care and after-school programs. Graduates are able to design and deliver developmentally appropriate programs, preparing children and youth for productive adulthood by emphasizing skills and competency development. The curriculum prepares students for provisional national certification as child and youth care professionals.
  • The Family Life Education concentration prepares graduates to develop and implement educational programming for parents, couples, and families in a variety of education and human service settings. Family life educators teach individuals and families effective communication skills, positive self-esteem, parenting skills and healthy interpersonal skills. Graduates are eligible to apply to be certified family life educators (CFLE), a credential granted by the National Council on Family Relations. 
  • The Gerontology concentration prepares graduates for professional positions in the diverse field of aging, including health and wellness, community-based social services, retirement communities, adult-care centers and nursing homes. The curriculum provides students with a solid understanding of typical age-related changes and how these changes affect a person physiologically, psychologically and socially. According to the U.S. Census, 20 percent of the total population will be 65 or older by 2030. Because of the increasing number of older persons and the fact that people are generally living longer, there is a growing need for people to work in the field of aging.
  • The Human Services concentration is a completer program for students who hold an associate degree in human services. This program prepares graduates for entry-level positions in a variety of human service agencies, including child and family welfare agencies, mental health centers, developmental disability facilities and substance abuse treatment centers.
  • The Nursing Home Administration concentration qualifies students for employment as administrators in long-term care settings, including nursing homes, assisted living facilities and congregate living settings. Graduates will be eligible to sit for the national exam offered through the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards and the state exam offered by the Ohio Board of Examiners of Nursing Home Administrators (BENHA) through the Ohio Department of Health.

Fully Offered At:

  • Kent Campus
  • Salem Campus (Human Services, Family Life Education and Case Management for Individuals and Families concentrations only)
  • Stark Campus (Family Life Education, Gerontology and Nursing Home Administration concentrations only)

Accreditation

The Nursing Home Administration concentration: National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB)

Admission Requirements

The university affirmatively strives to provide educational opportunities and access to students with varied backgrounds, those with special talents and adult students who graduated from high school three or more years ago.

Freshman Students on the Kent Campus: The freshman admission policy on the Kent Campus is selective. Admission decisions are based upon the following: cumulative grade point average, ACT and/or SAT scores, strength of high school college preparatory curriculum and grade trends. The Admissions Office at the Kent Campus may defer the admission of students who do not meet admissions criteria but who demonstrate areas of promise for successful college study. Deferred applicants may begin their college coursework at one of seven Regional Campuses of Kent State University. For more information on admissions, including additional requirements for some academic programs, visit the admissions website for new freshmen.

Freshman Students on the Regional Campuses:  Kent State campuses at Ashtabula, East Liverpool, Geauga, Salem, Stark, Trumbull and Tuscarawas, as well as the Regional Academic Center in Twinsburg, have open enrollment admission for students who hold a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.

English Language Proficiency Requirements for International Students: All international students must provide proof of English language proficiency (unless they meet specific exceptions) by earning a minimum 525 TOEFL score (71 on the Internet-based version), minimum 75 MELAB score, minimum 6.0 IELTS score or minimum 48 PTE Academic score, or by completing the ELS level 112 Intensive Program. For more information on international admission, visit the Office of Global Education’s admission website.

Transfer, Transitioning and Former Students: For more information about admission criteria for transfer, transitioning and former students, please visit the admissions website.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of this program will be able to:

  1. Identify physical, cognitive, emotional and social dimensions of human development and family relationships.
  2. Identify reciprocal influences of family, school, work, and community contexts on human development.
  3. Identify practical implications of human development and family relationship concepts.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of program development, delivery and evaluation.
  5. Access scholarly sources and critically evaluate the quality of empirical research.
  6. Demonstrate an understanding of theories, methods and principles of research.
  7. Effectively communicate ideas in oral presentations and written papers.
  8. Recognize the unique strengths and needs of individuals and families.
  9. Apply knowledge of human development and family relationships through involvement with and study of diverse domestic and international populations.
  10. Identify opportunities for advanced training in human development and family studies and related professions.
  11. Identify opportunities for employment in human development and family studies and related professions.

University Requirements 

All students in a bachelor's degree program at Kent State University must complete the following university requirements for graduation.

NOTE:  University requirements may be fulfilled in this program by specific course requirements. Please see Program Requirements for details.

Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
Course is not required for students with 25 transfer credits, excluding College Credit Plus, or age 21+ at time of admission.
Diversity Domestic/Global (DIVD/DIVG) 2 courses
Students must successfully complete one domestic and one global course, of which one must be from the Kent Core.
Experiental Learning Requirement (ELR) varies
Students must successfully complete one course or approved experience.
Kent Core (see table below) 36-37
Writing-Intensive Course (WIC) 1 course
Students must earn a minimum C grade in the course.
Upper-Division Requirement 39 (or 42)
Students must successfully complete 39 upper-division (numbered 30000 to 49999) credit hours to graduate. Students in a B.A. and/or B.S. degree in the College of Arts and Sciences must complete 42 upper-division credit hours.
Total Credit Hour Requirement 120
Some bachelor's degrees require students to complete more than 120 credit hours.

Kent Core Requirements

Kent Core Composition (KCMP) 6
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning (KMCR) 3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (KHUM/KFA) (min one course each) 9
Kent Core Social Sciences (KSS) (must be from two disciplines) 6
Kent Core Basic Sciences (KBS/KLAB) (must include one laboratory) 6-7
Kent Core Additional (KADL) 6
Total Credit Hours: 36-37

Program Requirements

Major Requirements

Major Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
GERO 44030ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING (WIC) 13
HDFS 14027INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES 3
HDFS 24011INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS AND FAMILIES (DIVD) 3
HDFS 24012CHILD DEVELOPMENT 3
HDFS 25512MANAGEMENT OF FAMILY RESOURCES 3
HDFS 34031CULTURAL DIVERSITY:IMPLICATIONS FOR THE HELPING PROFESSIONS 3
HDFS 44018PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT/FAMILY STUDIES 3
HDFS 44020ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT 3
HDFS 44023BUILDING FAMILY STRENGTHS 3
HDFS 44028PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIPS 3
HDFS 44029FAMILY POLICY 3
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
PSYC 11762GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
PSYC 31574RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY (ELR) 3
or SOC 32210 RESEARCHING SOCIETY (ELR) (WIC)
SOC 32220
SOC 32221
DATA ANALYSIS
and DATA ANALYSIS LABORATORY
3-4
or PSYC 21621 QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY I
SOC 12050INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
UC 10097DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Composition6
Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning3
Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each)9
Kent Core Additional3
General Electives (total credit hours depends on earning 120 credit hours, including 39 upper-division credit hours)5
Concentrations
Choose from the following:48
Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
1

A minimum C grade must be earned to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.

Progression Requirements

To be able to register for upper-division Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS 30000 or 40000 level) courses, students must be admitted to the professional phase of the program. Admittance is a selective process. Criteria for acceptance are the following:

Graduation Requirements

Minimum Major GPA Minimum Overall GPA
2.250 2.000

Program Notes:

  • State/federal background checks may be required for some practicum/internship sites. Results indicating one of the disqualifying offenses, whether expunged or current, may result in the inability to be placed in select practicum/internship sites.

  • For students in the Nursing Home Administration concentration, in order to pass the national exam offered through the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator boards and the state exam offered by Ohio, it is highly recommended that students maintain a 2.500 major and overall GPA in the major. Results indicating one of the disqualifying offenses, whether expunged or current, may result in the inability to be placed at a skilled nursing facility for the required practicum hours and may prevent students from applying to operate a skilled nursing facility or assisted living facility. Students in this concentration are encouraged to pursue a business-related minor to be exposed to a basic business core and gain an overview of the world of business.

Case Management for Individuals and Families Concentration Requirements

[EH-BS-HDFS-CMFI]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
CES 37800SMALL GROUP PROCESS 2-3
or COMM 35600 COMMUNICATION IN SMALL GROUPS AND TEAMS
or HED 34060 SMALL GROUP PROCESS
HDFS 44035ASSESSMENT AND STRATEGIES IN CASE MANAGEMENT 13
HDFS 44036GENERAL CASE MANAGEMENT METHODS 3
HDFS 44192INTERNSHIP IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES-CASE MANAGEMENT I (ELR) 13-6
HDFS 44292INTERNSHIP IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES-CASE MANAGEMENT II (ELR) 13-6
HED 32530DRUG USE AND MISUSE 3
HSRV 21000DYNAMICS OF HELPING RELATIONSHIPS 3
PSYC 40111ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY 3
or SOC 32762 DEVIANT BEHAVIOR
or SPED 23000 INTRODUCTION TO EXCEPTIONALITIES (DIVD)
Concentration Electives, choose from the following:6
INTRODUCTION TO GERONTOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS)
SPECIAL TOPICS IN GERONTOLOGY
SOCIAL POLICY AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES FOR OLDER ADULTS
EARLY ADOLESCENCE
SPECIAL TOPICS IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES
INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION
HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES STUDY AWAY EXPERIENCE (ELR)
FAMILY INTERVENTION ACROSS THE LIFESPAN 1
CHANGING ROLES OF MEN AND WOMEN
NONPROFIT FUNDRAISING AND GRANTWRITING
COMMUNITY OUTREACH IN NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT (ELR)
PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT
POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT 1
BERREAVEMENT, TRAUMA AND OTHER LOSSES
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
SCIENCE OF HUMAN NUTRITION (KBS)
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory)6-7
Kent Core Additional3
General Electives (total credit hours depends on earning 120 credit hours, including 39 upper-division credit hours)10
Minimum Total Credit Hours:48
1

Professional Phase coursework

 

Child and Youth Development Concentration Requirements

[EH-BS-HDFS-CYD]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
CES 37800SMALL GROUP PROCESS 2-3
or COMM 35600 COMMUNICATION IN SMALL GROUPS AND TEAMS
or HED 34060 SMALL GROUP PROCESS
CRIM 34311YOUTH AND THE JUSTICE SYSTEM 3
or HED 32530 DRUG USE AND MISUSE
or HED 32544 HUMAN SEXUALITY
or SPED 23000 INTRODUCTION TO EXCEPTIONALITIES (DIVD)
HDFS 24013EARLY ADOLESCENCE 3
HDFS 44021FAMILY INTERVENTION ACROSS THE LIFESPAN 13
HDFS 44035ASSESSMENT AND STRATEGIES IN CASE MANAGEMENT 13
HDFS 44037POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT 3
HDFS 44038PROFESSIONAL CHILD AND YOUTH WORK PRACTICE 13
HDFS 44092PRACTICUM IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES (ELR) 13-6
RPTM 36075PROGRAM DESIGN AND EVALUATION 3
Concentration Electives, choose from the following:6
INTRODUCTION TO GERONTOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS)
SPECIAL TOPICS IN GERONTOLOGY
SOCIAL POLICY AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES FOR OLDER ADULTS
SPECIAL TOPICS IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES
INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION
HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES STUDY AWAY EXPERIENCE (ELR)
CHANGING ROLES OF MEN AND WOMEN
NONPROFIT FUNDRAISING AND GRANTWRITING
COMMUNITY OUTREACH IN NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT (ELR)
PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT
GENERAL CASE MANAGEMENT METHODS 1
BERREAVEMENT, TRAUMA AND OTHER LOSSES
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
DYNAMICS OF HELPING RELATIONSHIPS
SCIENCE OF HUMAN NUTRITION (KBS)
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory)6-7
Kent Core Additional3
General Electives (total credit hours depends on earning 120 credit hours, including 39 upper-division credit hours)7
Minimum Total Credit Hours:48
1

Professional Phase coursework

 

Family Life Education Concentration Requirements

[EH-BS-HDFS-FLE]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
COMM 20001INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 3
HDFS 44021FAMILY INTERVENTION ACROSS THE LIFESPAN 13
HDFS 44022CHANGING ROLES OF MEN AND WOMEN 3
HDFS 44030FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION METHODOLOGY 13
HDFS 44092PRACTICUM IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES (ELR) 13-6
HED 32544HUMAN SEXUALITY 3
Concentration Electives I, choose from the following:5-6
INTRODUCTION TO CONFLICT MANAGEMENT (DIVD) (KSS)
MEDIATION:THEORY AND TRAINING
INTRODUCTION TO TECHNICAL WRITING
DRUG USE AND MISUSE
SMALL GROUP PROCESS
HEALTH COACHING
INTRODUCTION TO EXCEPTIONALITIES (DIVD)
Concentration Electives II, choose from the following:6
INTRODUCTION TO GERONTOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS)
SPECIAL TOPICS IN GERONTOLOGY
SOCIAL POLICY AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES FOR OLDER ADULTS
EARLY ADOLESCENCE
SPECIAL TOPICS IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES
INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION
HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES STUDY AWAY EXPERIENCE (ELR)
NONPROFIT FUNDRAISING AND GRANTWRITING
COMMUNITY OUTREACH IN NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT (ELR)
PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT
ASSESSMENT AND STRATEGIES IN CASE MANAGEMENT 1
GENERAL CASE MANAGEMENT METHODS 1
POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT 1
BERREAVEMENT, TRAUMA AND OTHER LOSSES
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
DYNAMICS OF HELPING RELATIONSHIPS
SCIENCE OF HUMAN NUTRITION (KBS)
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory)6-7
Kent Core Additional3
General Electives (total credit hours depends on earning 120 credit hours, including 39 upper-division credit hours)10
Minimum Total Credit Hours:48
1

Professional Phase coursework

Gerontology Concentration Requirements

[EH-BS-HDFS-GERO]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
BSCI 40020BIOLOGY OF AGING 13
GERO 14029INTRODUCTION TO GERONTOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
GERO 40656PSYCHOLOGY OF AGING 3
GERO 44031SOCIAL POLICY AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES FOR OLDER ADULTS 3
GERO 44092PRACTICUM IN GERONTOLOGY (ELR) 3-6
SOC 42879AGING IN SOCIETY (DIVD) 3
Concentration Electives I, choose from the following:6
DEVELOPING ENVIRONMENTS FOR OLDER ADULTS
COMMUNICATION, AGING AND CULTURE
HEALTH COACHING
RESEARCH DESIGN AND STATISTICAL METHODS IN THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS
PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
HEALTH CARE ETHICS
RECREATION, LEISURE AND AGING
DEATH AND DYING
SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE
COMMUNICATION DISORDERS OF THE AGING
Concentration Electives II, choose from the following:6
SPECIAL TOPICS IN GERONTOLOGY
EARLY ADOLESCENCE
SPECIAL TOPICS IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES
INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION
HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES STUDY AWAY EXPERIENCE (ELR)
FAMILY INTERVENTION ACROSS THE LIFESPAN 2
CHANGING ROLES OF MEN AND WOMEN
NONPROFIT FUNDRAISING AND GRANTWRITING
COMMUNITY OUTREACH IN NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT (ELR)
PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT
ASSESSMENT AND STRATEGIES IN CASE MANAGEMENT 2
GENERAL CASE MANAGEMENT METHODS 2
POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT 2
BERREAVEMENT, TRAUMA AND OTHER LOSSES
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
DYNAMICS OF HELPING RELATIONSHIPS
SCIENCE OF HUMAN NUTRITION (KBS)
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
ATTR/EXSC 25057HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (KBS) (KLAB) 1,33
ATTR/EXSC 25058HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II (KBS) (KLAB) 1,43
General Electives (total credit hours depends on earning 120 credit hours, including 39 upper-division credit hours)12
Minimum Total Credit Hours:48
1

Students who have successfully completed any prerequisite course requirements for BSCI 40020 may use that coursework in place of ATTR 25057 (or EXSC 25057) or ATTR 25058 (or EXSC 25058); however, additional coursework may be required to fulfill Kent Core requirements.

2

Professional Phase coursework

3

Students who have successfully completed BSCI 11010 may use that course in place of ATTR 25057 or EXSC 25057.

4

Students who have successfully completed BSCI 11020 may use that course in place of  ATTR 25058 or EXSC 25058.

Human Services Concentration Requirements

[EH-BS-HDFS-HSRV]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
HSRV 11001GROUP METHODS IN HUMAN SERVICES 3
HSRV 11002SURVEY OF COMMUNITY RESOURCES 3
HSRV 21000DYNAMICS OF HELPING RELATIONSHIPS 3
HSRV 21001ASSESSMENT METHODS IN HUMAN SERVICES 3
HSRV 21002COMMUNITY SUPPORTIVE CASE MANAGEMENT AND ADVOCACY IN HUMAN SERVICES 3
HSRV 21092INTERNSHIP IN HUMAN SERVICES I (ELR) 3
HSRV 21192INTERNSHIP IN HUMAN SERVICES II (ELR) 3
Concentration Electives, choose from the following:6
INTRODUCTION TO GERONTOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS)
SPECIAL TOPICS IN GERONTOLOGY
SOCIAL POLICY AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES FOR OLDER ADULTS
EARLY ADOLESCENCE
SPECIAL TOPICS IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES
INDIVIDUAL INVESTIGATION
HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES STUDY AWAY EXPERIENCE (ELR)
FAMILY INTERVENTION ACROSS THE LIFESPAN 1
CHANGING ROLES OF MEN AND WOMEN
NONPROFIT FUNDRAISING AND GRANTWRITING
COMMUNITY OUTREACH IN NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT (ELR)
PRINCIPLES AND PRACTICES OF NONPROFIT MANAGEMENT
ASSESSMENT AND STRATEGIES IN CASE MANAGEMENT 1
GENERAL CASE MANAGEMENT METHODS 1
POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT 1
BERREAVEMENT, TRAUMA AND OTHER LOSSES
MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
SOCIAL WELFARE IN HUMAN SERVICES
SCIENCE OF HUMAN NUTRITION (KBS)
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory)6-7
Kent Core Additional3
General Electives (total credit hours depends on earning 120 credit hours, including 39 upper-division credit hours)12
Minimum Total Credit Hours:48
1

Professional Phase coursework

Nursing Home Administration Concentration Requirements

[EH-BS-HDFS-NHA]

Concentration Requirements (courses count in major GPA)
ACCT 23020INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 3
ACCT 23021INTRODUCTION TO MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING 3
GERO 14029INTRODUCTION TO GERONTOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
GERO 43092PRACTICUM IN NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATION I (ELR) 9
GERO 43192PRACTICUM IN NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATION II (ELR) 9
GERO 44032LONG TERM CARE ADMINISTRATION 3
MIS 24163PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT 3
MIS 34180HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 3
Concentration Electives, choose from the following:6
DEVELOPING ENVIRONMENTS FOR OLDER ADULTS
BIOLOGY OF AGING
PSYCHOLOGY OF AGING
PRINCIPLES OF PUBLIC RELATIONS
PRINCIPLES OF MARKETING
HEALTH CARE ETHICS
RECREATION, LEISURE AND AGING
DEATH AND DYING
SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE
AGING IN SOCIETY (DIVD)
COMMUNICATION DISORDERS OF THE AGING
Additional Requirements (courses do not count in major GPA)
Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory)6-7
Minimum Total Credit Hours:48

Roadmaps


 

Case Management for Individuals and Family Study Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
!HDFS 14027 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES 3
SOC 12050 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Two
!HDFS 24011 INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS AND FAMILIES (DIVD) 3
PSYC 11762 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Three
!HDFS 24012 CHILD DEVELOPMENT 3
HDFS 25512 MANAGEMENT OF FAMILY RESOURCES 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Four
Progression requirement: admission to the professional phase  
CES 37800
SMALL GROUP PROCESS
or COMMUNICATION IN SMALL GROUPS AND TEAMS
or SMALL GROUP PROCESS
2
HDFS 34031 CULTURAL DIVERSITY:IMPLICATIONS FOR THE HELPING PROFESSIONS 3
HED 32530 DRUG USE AND MISUSE 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours14
Semester Five
HSRV 21000 DYNAMICS OF HELPING RELATIONSHIPS 3
PSYC 31574
RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY (ELR)
or RESEARCHING SOCIETY (ELR) (WIC)
3
PSYC 40111
ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY
or DEVIANT BEHAVIOR
or INTRODUCTION TO EXCEPTIONALITIES (DIVD)
3
General Electives 6
 Credit Hours15
Semester Six
GERO 44030 ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING (WIC) 3
HDFS 44020 ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT 3
SOC 32220
SOC 32221
DATA ANALYSIS
and DATA ANALYSIS LABORATORY
or QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY I
3-4
Concentration Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Seven
HDFS 44018 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT/FAMILY STUDIES 3
HDFS 44023 BUILDING FAMILY STRENGTHS 3
HDFS 44035 ASSESSMENT AND STRATEGIES IN CASE MANAGEMENT 3
HDFS 44192 INTERNSHIP IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES-CASE MANAGEMENT I (ELR) 3-6
Concentration Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Eight
HDFS 44028 PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIPS 3
HDFS 44029 FAMILY POLICY 3
HDFS 44036 GENERAL CASE MANAGEMENT METHODS 3
HDFS 44292 INTERNSHIP IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES-CASE MANAGEMENT II (ELR) 3-6
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
 

Child and Youth Development Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
!HDFS 14027 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES 3
SOC 12050 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Two
!HDFS 24011 INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS AND FAMILIES (DIVD) 3
PSYC 11762 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Three
!HDFS 24012 CHILD DEVELOPMENT 3
HDFS 24013 EARLY ADOLESCENCE 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Four
Progression requirement: admission to the professional phase  
CES 37800
SMALL GROUP PROCESS
or COMMUNICATION IN SMALL GROUPS AND TEAMS
or SMALL GROUP PROCESS
2-3
HDFS 25512 MANAGEMENT OF FAMILY RESOURCES 3
HDFS 34031 CULTURAL DIVERSITY:IMPLICATIONS FOR THE HELPING PROFESSIONS 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours14
Semester Five
HDFS 44020 ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT 3
HDFS 44035 ASSESSMENT AND STRATEGIES IN CASE MANAGEMENT 3
PSYC 31574
RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY (ELR)
or RESEARCHING SOCIETY (ELR) (WIC)
3
Concentration Elective 3
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Six
CRIM 34311
YOUTH AND THE JUSTICE SYSTEM
or DRUG USE AND MISUSE
or HUMAN SEXUALITY
or INTRODUCTION TO EXCEPTIONALITIES (DIVD)
3
!GERO 44030 ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING (WIC) 3
HDFS 44021 FAMILY INTERVENTION ACROSS THE LIFESPAN 3
RPTM 36075 PROGRAM DESIGN AND EVALUATION 3
SOC 32220
SOC 32221
DATA ANALYSIS
and DATA ANALYSIS LABORATORY
or QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY I
3-4
 Credit Hours15
Semester Seven
HDFS 44018 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT/FAMILY STUDIES 3
HDFS 44028 PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIPS 3
HDFS 44023 BUILDING FAMILY STRENGTHS 3
HDFS 44037 POSITIVE YOUTH DEVELOPMENT 3
Concentration Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Eight
HDFS 44029 FAMILY POLICY 3
HDFS 44038 PROFESSIONAL CHILD AND YOUTH WORK PRACTICE 3
HDFS 44092 PRACTICUM IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES (ELR) 3-6
General Electives 6
 Credit Hours15
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
 

Family Life Education Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
!HDFS 14027 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES 3
SOC 12050 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Two
!HDFS 24011 INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS AND FAMILIES (DIVD) 3
PSYC 11762 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Three
COMM 20001 INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION 3
!HDFS 24012 CHILD DEVELOPMENT 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Four
Progression requirement: admission to the professional phase  
HDFS 25512 MANAGEMENT OF FAMILY RESOURCES 3
Concentration Elective I 2-3
Kent Core Requirement 3
General Electives 6
 Credit Hours14
Semester Five
GERO 44030 ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING (WIC) 3
HDFS 34031 CULTURAL DIVERSITY:IMPLICATIONS FOR THE HELPING PROFESSIONS 3
HED 32544 HUMAN SEXUALITY 3
PSYC 31574
RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY (ELR)
or RESEARCHING SOCIETY (ELR) (WIC)
3
Concentration Elective I 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Six
HDFS 44020 ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT 3
HDFS 44022 CHANGING ROLES OF MEN AND WOMEN 3
SOC 32220
SOC 32221
DATA ANALYSIS
and DATA ANALYSIS LABORATORY
or QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY I
3-4
Concentration Elective II 3
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Seven
HDFS 44018 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT/FAMILY STUDIES 3
HDFS 44028 PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIPS 3
HDFS 44023 BUILDING FAMILY STRENGTHS 3
HDFS 44030 FAMILY LIFE EDUCATION METHODOLOGY 3
Concentration Elective II 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Eight
HDFS 44021 FAMILY INTERVENTION ACROSS THE LIFESPAN 3
HDFS 44029 FAMILY POLICY 3
HDFS 44092 PRACTICUM IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES (ELR) 3-6
General Electives 6
 Credit Hours15
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
 

Gerontology Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
GERO 14029 INTRODUCTION TO GERONTOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
SOC 12050 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Two
!HDFS 14027 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES 3
!HDFS 24011 INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS AND FAMILIES (DIVD) 3
PSYC 11762 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Three
ATTR 25057
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (KBS) (KLAB)
or HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY I (KBS) (KLAB)
3
!HDFS 24012 CHILD DEVELOPMENT 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
General Elective 2
 Credit Hours14
Semester Four
Progression requirement: admission to the professional phase  
ATTR 25058
HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II (KBS) (KLAB)
or HUMAN ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY II (KBS) (KLAB)
3
HDFS 25512 MANAGEMENT OF FAMILY RESOURCES 3
Concentration Elective II 3
General Electives 6
 Credit Hours15
Semester Five
GERO 40656 PSYCHOLOGY OF AGING 3
HDFS 44020 ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT 3
PSYC 31574
RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY (ELR)
or RESEARCHING SOCIETY (ELR) (WIC)
3
Concentration Elective II 3
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Six
GERO 44030 ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING (WIC) 3
HDFS 34031 CULTURAL DIVERSITY:IMPLICATIONS FOR THE HELPING PROFESSIONS 3
HDFS 44028 PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIPS 3
SOC 32220
SOC 32221
DATA ANALYSIS
and DATA ANALYSIS LABORATORY
or QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY I
3-4
Concentration Elective I 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Seven
BSCI 40020 BIOLOGY OF AGING 3
HDFS 44018 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT/FAMILY STUDIES 3
HDFS 44029 FAMILY POLICY 3
Concentration Elective I 3
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Eight
GERO 44031 SOCIAL POLICY AND COMMUNITY RESOURCES FOR OLDER ADULTS 3
GERO 44092 PRACTICUM IN GERONTOLOGY (ELR) 3-6
HDFS 44023 BUILDING FAMILY STRENGTHS 3
SOC 42879 AGING IN SOCIETY (DIVD) 3
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours15
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120
 

Nursing Home Administration Concentration

This roadmap is a recommended semester-by-semester plan of study for this major. However, courses designated as critical (!) must be completed in the semester listed to ensure a timely graduation.

Plan of Study Grid
Semester OneCredits
!HDFS 14027 INTRODUCTION TO HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES 3
SOC 12050 INTRODUCTION TO SOCIOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
UC 10097 DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE 1
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours16
Semester Two
ACCT 23020 INTRODUCTION TO FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING 3
!HDFS 24011 INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS AND FAMILIES (DIVD) 3
PSYC 11762 GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Three
ACCT 23021 INTRODUCTION TO MANAGERIAL ACCOUNTING 3
!HDFS 24012 CHILD DEVELOPMENT 3
HDFS 25512 MANAGEMENT OF FAMILY RESOURCES 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
 Credit Hours15
Semester Four
Progression requirement: admission to the professional phase  
GERO 14029 INTRODUCTION TO GERONTOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS) 3
HDFS 34031 CULTURAL DIVERSITY:IMPLICATIONS FOR THE HELPING PROFESSIONS 3
MIS 24163 PRINCIPLES OF MANAGEMENT 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
Kent Core Requirement 3
General Elective 2
 Credit Hours17
Semester Five
!GERO 44030 ADULT DEVELOPMENT AND AGING (WIC) 3
MIS 34180 HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT 3
PSYC 31574
RESEARCH METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY (ELR)
or RESEARCHING SOCIETY (ELR) (WIC)
3
Concentration Electives 6
General Elective 3
 Credit Hours18
Semester Six
GERO 44032 LONG TERM CARE ADMINISTRATION 3
HDFS 44018 PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT/FAMILY STUDIES 3
HDFS 44020 ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT 3
HDFS 44028 PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIPS 3
SOC 32220
SOC 32221
DATA ANALYSIS
and DATA ANALYSIS LABORATORY
or QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN PSYCHOLOGY I
3-4
 Credit Hours15
Semester Seven
!GERO 43092 PRACTICUM IN NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATION I (ELR) 9
HDFS 44023 BUILDING FAMILY STRENGTHS 3
 Credit Hours12
Semester Eight
!GERO 43192 PRACTICUM IN NURSING HOME ADMINISTRATION II (ELR) 9
HDFS 44029 FAMILY POLICY 3
 Credit Hours12
 Minimum Total Credit Hours:120