School of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences
- Program Coordinator: Kelly Cichy | email@example.com | 330-672-2449
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The Human Development and Family Studies minor provides students with knowledge of biopsychosocial development, family relationships and processes across the lifespan. This minor is particularly suitable for students with a major or interest in education, nursing, psychology, sociology, public health, communications, community health education, recreation management and speech pathology and audiology.
Admission to a minor is open to students declared 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 declared 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.
To declare this minor, students must have attempted a minimum 12 credit hours at Kent State and earned a minimum 2.000 overall Kent State GPA. Students who have not attempted 12 credit hours at Kent State will be evaluated for admission based on their high school GPA for new students or transfer GPA for transfer students. Transfer students who have not attempted 12 credit hours of college-level coursework at Kent State and/or other institutions will be evaluated based on both their high school GPA and college GPA.
Program Learning Outcomes
Graduates of this program will be able to:
- Identify physical, cognitive, emotional and social dimensions of human development and family relationships.
- Identify the reciprocal influences of family, school, work and community contexts on human development
- Recognize the unique strengths and needs of individuals and families.
|HDFS 24011||INTERPERSONAL RELATIONSHIPS AND FAMILIES (DIVD)||3|
|Development Electives, choose from the following:||6|
|INTRODUCTION TO GERONTOLOGY (DIVD) (KSS)|
|PSYCHOLOGY OF AGING|
|ADOLESCENT DEVELOPMENT 1|
|Minor Electives, choose from the following:||9|
|BRIDGING CROSS-NATIONAL RELATIONSHIPS FOR INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES|
|CULTURAL DIVERSITY:IMPLICATIONS FOR THE HELPING PROFESSIONS|
|HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES INTERNATIONAL 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|
|BEREAVEMENT, TRAUMA AND OTHER LOSSES|
|Minimum Total Credit Hours:||18|
Course has prerequisites outside of the program requirements, please contact the Department of Lifespan Development and Educational Sciences for special approval.
|Minimum Minor GPA||Minimum Overall GPA|
- Minimum 6 credit hours in the minor must be upper-division coursework (30000 and 40000 level).
- Minimum 6 credit hours in the minor must be outside of the course requirements for any major or other minor the student is pursuing.
- Minimum 50 percent of the total credit hours for the minor must be taken at Kent State (in residence).
Students are required to meet with the human development and family studies program coordinator to discuss course selection and procedures for completing the minor.