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Administered by the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. Leading to the degree bachelor of science.

Total credits required: 120. The child, adult and family services curriculum, with options in child programs, youth programs, adult and family programs, leads to employment opportunities in the helping professions working with children, adults, and families in a variety of public and private human service agencies and organizations.

A minor in child, adult and family services is available; see requirements under Human Development and Family Studies, Undergraduate programs.

The following requirements are for the child programs, youth programs, adult and family programs:

Communications and Library: 13 credits

ENGL 150Critical Thinking and Communication3
ENGL 250Written, Oral, Visual, and Electronic Composition3
LIB 160Information Literacy1
One of the following:3
Introduction to Interpersonal Communication
Conflict Management
Fundamentals of Public Speaking
One of the following3
Business Communication
Proposal and Report Writing
Technical Communication
Total Credits13

Natural Sciences and Mathematical Disciplines: 10-11 credits

Biology Course3
STAT 101Principles of Statistics4
One of the following
COM S 103Computer Applications4
COM S 113Introduction to Spreadsheets and Databases3
Total Credits10-11

Social Sciences: 9 credits

Select from HD FS list of approved social sciences courses

Humanities: 6 credits

Select from HD FS list of approved humanities courses

HD FS Orientation: 1 credit

HD FS 110Freshman Learning Community Orientation1
or HD FS 111 New Transfer Student Seminar
Total Credits1

Human Development and Family Studies Core: 19-20 credits

HD FS 102Individual and Family Development, Health, and Well-being3
HD FS 369Research Methods in Human Development and Family Studies3
HD FS 418BProfessional Practice Reflection/Discussion: Internships2
HD FS 449Program Evaluation and Proposal Writing3
HD FS 491Internship8-9
Total Credits19-20

Child, Adult and Family Services Core: 15 credits

HD FS 183Personal Finance in Early Adulthood1
HD FS 218Professional Orientation and Service Learning2
HD FS 249Parenting and Family Diversity Issues3
HD FS 367Abuse and Illness in Families3
HD FS 395Children, Families, and Public Policy3
HD FS 486Administration of Human Services Programs3
Total Credits15

Programs Option: 21.5 credits

Choose Child, Youth, or Adult and Family program option, see below for curriculum.

Electives: 23.5-25.5 credits

Total credits: 120 credits

U.S. Diversity and International Perspectives Requirement: Students fulfill the U.S. Diversity and International Perspectives Requirement by choosing three credits of coursework from each of the university-approved lists.

Child Programs Option: 21.5 credits

HD FS 103Professional Principles for Working with Children.5
HD FS 224Development in Young Children: Birth through Age 83
HD FS 240Literature for Children3
HD FS 342Guidance and Group Management in Early Childhood3
HD FS 344Programming for Children in Early Care and Education4
H S 105First Aid and Emergency Care2
SP ED 250Education of the Exceptional Learner in a Diverse Society3
One of the following3
Consumer Issues
Family Communications and Relationships
Personal and Family Finance
Housing and Services for Families and Children
Death as a Part of Living
Family Interaction Dynamics
Total Credits21.5

 Youth Programs Option: 21.5 credits

HD FS 105Professional Principles for Working with Youth and Adults0.5
HD FS 226Development and Guidance in Middle Childhood3
HD FS 227Adolescent and Emerging Adulthood3
HD FS 270Family Communications and Relationships3
HD FS 276Human Sexuality3
HD FS 479Family Interaction Dynamics3
SP ED 250Education of the Exceptional Learner in a Diverse Society3
or HD FS 360 Housing and Services for Families and Children
One of the following3
Consumer Issues
Personal and Family Finance
Death as a Part of Living
Total Credits21.5

 Adult and Family Programs Option: 21.5 credits

HD FS 105Professional Principles for Working with Youth and Adults0.5
HD FS 234Adult Development3
HD FS 270Family Communications and Relationships3
HD FS 276Human Sexuality3
HD FS 377Aging and the Family3
HD FS 479Family Interaction Dynamics3
HD FS 360Housing and Services for Families and Children3
or HD FS 463 Environments for the Aging
One of the following3
Consumer Issues
Personal and Family Finance
Household Finance and Policy
Death as a Part of Living
Retirement Planning and Employee Benefits
Total Credits21.5

Child, Adult and Family Services, B.S.-adult and family program option

Freshman
FallCreditsSpringCredits
HD FS 1023HD FS 1050.5
HD FS 1101HD FS 1831
LIB 1601Social Sciences Courses***6
ENGL 1503Electives6
PSYCH 131recommended elective1STAT 1014
RELIG 205Humanities course3 
Social Sciences Course***3 
 15 17.5
Sophomore
FallCreditsSpringCredits
HD FS 2703SP CM 212, COMST 102, or COMST 2183
HD FS 2763HD FS 2343
COM S 103 or 1133-4HD FS 2182
ENGL 2503HD FS 2493
Biology3Humanities***3
 Elective*1
 15-16 15
Junior
FallCreditsSpringCredits
HD FS 360 (replace with elective if plan to take HD FS 463 in Spring)3HD FS 3673
HD FS 3693HD FS 3953
HD FS 3773HD FS 463 (replace with elective if HD FS 360 taken in Fall)3
HD FS 239, 283, 341, 373, or 3783HD FS 418B^2
Electives*3Electives*4
 15 15
Senior
FallCreditsSpringCredits
HD FS 4493HD FS 491 (8-9 credits)^8-9
HD FS 4863Electives*4.5
ENGL 302, 309, or 3143 
HD FS 4793 
Electives*3 
 15 12.5-13.5
*

 Total number of electives will vary. A minimum of 120 credits are required to graduate.

***

 See HD FS General Education Selections sheet

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HD FS 418B is prerequisite to HD FS 491 Internship, and requires junior classification. HD FS 491 Reservation Request is due every September 15th for spring internship and every February 15th for a summer or fall internship.

Child, Adult and Family Services, B.S.-child program option

Freshman
FallCreditsSpringCredits
HD FS 1023HD FS 1030.5
HD FS 1101HD FS 1831
LIB 1601HD FS 2403
ENGL 1503SP ED 2503
PSYCH 131recommended elective1STAT 1014
RELIG 205Humanities course3Social Sciences Course***3
Social Sciences Course***3Elective***3
 15 17.5
Sophomore
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENGL 2503SP CM 212, COMST 102, or COMST 2183
COM S 103 or 1133-4HD FS 3673
HD FS 2243Electives*3
HD FS 2182Humanities Course***3
Biology3Social Sciences Course***3
 14-15 15
Junior
FallCreditsSpringCredits
HD FS 2493HD FS 3423
HD FS 3693HD FS 3953
HD FS 360, 239, 270, 283, 373, or 4793HD FS 418B^2
Electives*6H S 1052
 Electives*5.5
 15 15.5
Senior
FallCreditsSpringCredits
HD FS 4493HD FS 491 (8-9 credits)^8-9
HD FS 4863Electives*4
ENGL 302, 309, or 3143 
HD FS 3444 
Electives3 
 16 12-13
*

 Total number of electives will vary. A minimum of 120 credits are required to graduate.

***

 See HD FS General Education Selections sheet.

^

HD FS 418B is prerequisite to HD FS 491 Internship, and requires junior classification. HD FS 491 Reservation Request is due every September 15th for spring internship and every February 15th for a summer or fall internship.

Child, Adult and Family Services, B.S.-youth program option

Freshman
FallCreditsSpringCredits
HD FS 1023HD FS 1050.5
HD FS 1101HD FS 1831
LIB 1601COM S 103 or 1133-4
ENGL 1503STAT 1014
PSYCH 131recommended elective1Social Sciences Course***3
RELIG 205Humanities course3Electives*4
Social Sciences Course***3 
 15 15.5-16.5
Sophomore
FallCreditsSpringCredits
ENGL 2503SP CM 212, COMST 102, or COMST 2183
HD FS 2182HD FS 2273
HD FS 2263HD FS 2763
HD FS 2703Humanities Course***3
Electives*2Social Sciences Course***3
Biology3 
 16 15
Junior
FallCreditsSpringCredits
HD FS 3693HD FS 3673
HD FS 2493HD FS 3953
HD FS 360 (or SP ED 250)3HD FS 418B^2
HD FS 239, 283, or 3733Electives*7
Electives*4.5 
 16.5 15
Senior
FallCreditsSpringCredits
HD FS 4493HD FS 491 (8-9 credits)^8-9
HD FS 4863Electives*4-5
ENGL 302, 309, or 3143 
HD FS 4793 
Electives*3 
 15 12-14
*

 Total number of electives will vary. A minimum of 120 credits are required to graduate

***

 See HD FS General Education Selections sheet

^

 HD FS 418B is prerequisite to HD FS 491 Internship, and requires junior classification. HD FS 491 Reservation Request is due every September 15th for spring internship and every February 15th for a summer or fall internship.