Human Development and Family Studies - Minor

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

For students planning to pursue careers that involve working with people, this minor provides valuable knowledge about biopsychosocial development, family relationships and processes across the lifespan. Select courses are offered online at least one semester each academic year. This minor is particularly suitable for students majoring in fields such as communications, community health education, education, nursing, psychology, public health, recreation management, sociology, speech pathology and audiology.

After declaring the HDFS minor, students are required to meet with the HDFS program coordinator to discuss course selection and procedures for completing the minor

Fully Offered At:

  • Geauga Campus
  • Kent Campus
  • Salem Campus
  • Stark Campus

Admission Requirements

Admission to a minor is open to students enrolled in a bachelor’s degree, the A.A.B. or A.A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree (not Individualized Program major). Students enrolled only in the A.A. or A.S. degree or the A.T.S. degree in Individualized Program may not declare a minor. Students may not pursue a minor and a major in the same discipline.

Minor Requirements

[HDFS]

Minor Requirements
HDFS 24011INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS AND FAMILIES (DIVD) 3
Development Electives, choose from the following:6
INTRODUCTION TO GERONTOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS)
PSYCHOLOGY OF AGING
CHILD DEVELOPMENT
EARLY ADOLESCENCE
ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT 1
Minor Electives, choose from the following:9
CULTURAL DIVERSITY:IMPLICATIONS FOR THE HELPING PROFESSIONS
HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES STUDY AWAY EXPERIENCE (ELR)
FAMILY INTERVENTION ACROSS THE LIFESPAN 1
CHANGING ROLES OF MEN AND WOMEN
BUILDING FAMILY STRENGTHS 1
PARENT-CHILD RELATIONSHIPS 1
FAMILY POLICY 1
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 1
Minimum Total Credit Hours:18
1

Course has prerequisites outside of the program requirements, please contact the Department of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences for special approval. 

Graduation Requirement

Minimum Minor GPA
2.000