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Human Development and Family Studies B.A.

42 credits


Major Core Requirements

18 Credits

Take all of the following courses:

  • PSY 1001 Introductory Psychology*
  • PSY 2310 Statistics for the Social and Behavioral Sciences
  • PSY 2210 Psychology of Human Development
  • PSY 3340 Cognitive Development and Learning
  • PSY 3350 Psychology of Social Development
  • PSY 4700 Senior Experience in Human Development and Family Studies

Developmental Foundation:

12 Credits

Choose four of the following courses:

  • PSY 1800 Developmental Educational Psychology
  • PSY 2240 Parenting Across the Lifespan
  • PSY 3240 Infancy
  • PSY 3250 Child Psychology
  • PSY 3260 Psychology of Adolescence
  • PSY 3270 Adulthood and Aging
  • PSY 3400 Child Psychopathology

HDFS Breadth

12 Credits

(Choose four; students can also choose from any additional developmental foundation courses listed above)

  • PSY 2001 Careers and Professional Development in Psychology
  • PSY 2270 Death and Dying
  • PSY 3030 Multicultural Psychology -or-
  • PSY 3700 Psychology of Group Prejudice
  • PSY 3050 Psychology of Gender
  • PSY 3370 Undergraduate Research Assistant**
  • PSY 3390 Undergraduate Teaching Assistant Training**
  • PSY 3540 Cognitive Aging
  • PSY 3980 Internship in Psychology**
  • PSY 4100 Introduction to Clinical Counseling Psychology
  • PSY 4450 Advanced Statistics: SPSS
  • PSY 4970 Psychology of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • CAS 3770 Family Communication
  • CHS 3210 The Chicano Family
  • HSP 2040 Family Systems
  • NUT 3050 Concepts of Lifecycle Nutrition
  • SOC 3410 The Family in Transition
  • SWK 1010 Introduction to Social Work: Overview of Contemporary Issues
  • SWK 3010 Social Work Practice with Children and Youth
  • SWK 3030 Social Work with Older People
  • SWK 3080 Social Work with Families
  • SWK 3150 Social Work and Child Maltreatment

* Transfer students must have completed both semesters of any 2-semester Introductory/General Psychology courses to earn credit for PSY 1001. If a student has taken only 1 semester of a 2-semester Introductory/General Psychology course sequence, they must take PSY 1001 at MSU Denver.
** No more than 6 credits each can be applied from Research Assistant, Teaching Assistant, or Internship courses


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