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General Degree Requirements

Human Development and Family Studies

Total Credits 120 minimum

General Studies 33 credits

Major Courses 42 credits

Minor Courses 18-27 credits

Additional Courses 18-27 credits*

Other Graduation Requirements

  • Overall GPA 2.0 or higher
  • Major GPA 2.0 or higher
  • Minor GPA 2.0 or higher
  • 40 Upper-Division credits**
  • 15 Upper-Division credits in the HDFS major**

*The number of Additional Course (AKA General Elective) credits varies depending on chosen minor

**Upper Division refers to 3000 or 4000 level courses; or credits transferred at the 9000 level

General Studies Courses (33 credits)

  • Written Communication (6 credits)
  • Oral Communication (3 credits)
  • Quantitative Literacy (3 credits)
  • Arts and Humanities (6 credits)
  • Historical (3 credits)
  • Natural and Physical Science (6 credits)
  • Social and Behavioral Science I (3 credits)
  • Social and Behavioral Science II (3 credits)
  • Global Diversity (3 credits)
    • May be satisfied by one of the General Studies courses taken above
  • Multicultural Requirement (3 credits)
    • May be satisfied by one of the General Studies courses taken above; or by PSY 3030; or by PSY 3700 taken in HDFS breadth

Minor (18-27 credits)

All HDFS majors are required to complete a minor course of study. Some popular minors include:

Communication Studies*

Computer Information Systems*

Early Childhood Education

Elementary Education

Health Care Management*


Integrative Health Care*

Film Studies*




Social Work*

Human Services

* minors that can be completed entirely online

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