University Studies (B.S.) Human Development Concentration
Degree: Bachelor of Science
Major: University Studies
Concentration: Human Development
Total Hours: 120
This University Studies concentration allows students to study human development, behavior, and interaction at different stages of the life cycle and from various academic viewpoints. This concentration is a viable option for students who wish to study “the human” holistically while striving for careers in counseling, human service, and education. Students interested in using this degree as a foundation for graduate school should consult their advisor(s) for methods to align coursework options for specific programs of advanced study.
120 semester hours minimum; 2.000 cumulative GPA minimum:
- 42 hours within the general education core curriculum
- Earning a letter grade of C or better in ENGL 1301 Composition I and ENGL 1302 Composition II is strongly encouraged.
- BIOL 2401 Anatomy and Physiology I & BIOL 2402 Anatomy and Physiology II are preferred for the Life and Physical Sciences core requirement; PSYC 2301 General Psychology is preferred for the Social and Behavioral Sciences core requirement.
- 36 hours within general electives block
- PEDG 2310 Introduction to Teacher Education, PEDG 2342 Diversity of Learners, PSYC 2315 Lifespan Development, FMST 1377 Intimate Relationships, FMST 2306 Historical Context of Families, FMST 2316 Community Resources, KINT 1301 Introduction to Kinesiology, NUTR 1322 Basic Nutrition, SOCI 2301 Marriage and Family, and SOWK 2361 Intro Social Work are preferred courses for the general electives block
- 42 hours within advanced electives block
- All courses applied to the advanced electives block must have a letter grade of C or better.
- A minimum of 12 hours of senior (4000) level coursework is required within the advanced electives block.
- AASC 3301 Lifelong Learning and Portfolio Development, AASC 4301 Senior Seminar, and ENGL 3311 Professional Writing are required courses for the advanced electives block. Prerequisites for AASC 3301 Lifelong Learning and Portfolio Development include both ENGL 1301 Composition I and ENGL 1302 Composition II.
- Human Development Academic Area: 18 hours chosen from ENGL 3320 Child & Adolescent Lit; FMST 3302 The Whole Child or FMST 3340 Human Development I; KINT 3350 Inclusive and Adaptive Physical Education or KINT 3370 Motor Development; PSYC 3370 Child & Adolescent Psychology; SOWK 3300 Human Behavior in the Social Environment I; FMST 3341 Human Development II; NUTR 4307 Nutrition Through the Life Cycle; HLTH 3378 Human Sexuality or SOCI 3340 Sociology of Sexuality; PSYC 4360 Learning and Cognition; SOWK 4320 Seminar—Aging or SOCI 4325 Aging Population and Health; SOWK 3320 Human Behavior in the Social Environment II.
- Education and Family: 15 hours chosen from: FMST 4329 Family Interaction