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Human Development and Family Studies Major (HDFS)

Early Care and Education Concentration

Degree: Bachelor of Science

Required: 122 semester hours, to include at least 36 hours at or above the 300 course level

Available Concentrations & AOS Codes:
Birth through Kindergarten Teacher Licensure, U526
Early Care and Education, U531
Child and Adolescent Development in the Family, U508
Family Studies, U530

Requirements

I General Education Core Requirements (GEC)

See complete GEC requirements and approved course listings for all categories.

Core Category

S.H.

Students may select courses for:

 

Literature (GLT)

3

Fine Arts (GFA)

3

Philosophical, Religious, Ethical Principles (GPR)

3

One additional GLT, GFA, or GPR course

3

Historical Perspectives on Western Culture (GHP)

3

Mathematics (GMT)

3

Reasoning and Discourse (GRD)
ENG 101 or FMS 115 or RCO 101, and one additional GRD course

6

 

 

Department specifies courses for:

 

Natural Sciences (GNS)
required: BIO 105 and 105L or BIO 111, and NTR 213

7

Social and Behavioral Sciences (GSB)
required: HDF 211 and 212

6

 

II General Education Marker Requirements

See details and courses. It is possible to meet all GE Marker Requirements while completing the GE Core requirements or courses required by the major/ concentration.

Students may select courses for:

Global/Global Non-Western Perspectives (GL/GN)
four (4) courses carrying GL/GN markers, at least one of which must carry the GN marker

One Speaking Intensive (SI) Course
In addition to this SI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second SI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Speaking Intensive.

One Writing Intensive (WI) Course
In addition to this WI Marker requirement, students must also complete a second WI course within the major. All programs have identified at least one course among their major requirements that is taught as Writing Intensive.

 

III Major and Related Area Requirements

  1. Foundation Courses: HDF 211*, 212*, 250, 302, 409 or 410

  2. Skills and Professional Courses:
    HDF 421, HDF/SES 425, HDF/SES 435, HDF/SES 441, HDF 450 (6 s.h.), 452, 455, 482

  3. Related Area Requirements:
    BIO 105* and 105L*, or BIO 111*; NUR 345; MUS 335; NTR 213*; PSY 121; SES 240, 242, 460; TED 516. Two (2) courses from HDF 410; HEA 207; HIS 304; IGS 200, 201, 333, 400; PSC 290; SOC 202, 346, 371; WGS 333, and 6 s.h. of Study Abroad credit.

*BIO 105 and 105L or BIO 111, and NTR 213 satisfy GNS; HDF 211 and 212 satisfy GSB.