Human Development and Family Science

Human Development and Family Science Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Human Development and Family Science provides a comprehensive program grounded in family science theory, research, and professional practice and application for individuals to work with children and families. This career path provides students with knowledge and intervention skills that will assist them in helping to prevent and remedy interpersonal problems experienced by individuals in their family relationships, building on the family’s strengths. In addition, Family Science will prepare students for graduate school (e.g. family science, family therapy, social work, counseling psychology, and law), or for employment in human services agencies or programs.

A sample 4-year plan is found below.

Careers

  • Family Support Specialist
  • Chemical Dependency Specialist
  • Youth Care Specialist
  • Halfway House Administrator
  • Youth Agency Director
  • Foster Care Specialist
  • Extension Educator
  • 4-H Assistant
  • Consumer Affairs Specialist

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Bachelor of Science 4-Year Plan

Year 1

Semester 1 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
ACE 1 3 cr
CYAF 160 Human Development and the Family 3 cr
ACE 4 3 cr
ACE 7 3 cr
Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 2 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
ACE 2 3 cr
ACE 5 3 cr
CYAF 280 Family Science 3 cr
Elective 3 cr
Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 2

Semester 3 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
ACE 3 3 cr
Minor Course 3 cr
CYAF 222 Introduction to Family Finance 3 cr
Elective 3 cr
Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 4 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
ACE 8 3 cr
Minor Course 3 cr
Minor Course 3 cr
CYAF 285 Dating and Couple Relationships 3 cr
Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 3

Semester 5 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
Minor Course 3 cr
Minor Course 3 cr
Elective 3 cr
Elective 3 cr
Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 6 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
CYAF 382 Working with Parents 3 cr
Minor Course 3 cr
Elective 3 cr
Elective 3 cr
CYAF 460/860 Human Dimensions of Sustainability 3 cr
Total Credits 15

Year 4

Semester 7 · Fall
Course Credit Hours
CYAF 495/895 Special Topics in Family and Cultural Diversity 3 cr
CYAF 446/846 Addictions and Families 3 cr
CYAF 471: Human Sexuality 3 cr
Elective 3 cr
Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 15
Semester 8 · Spring
Course Credit Hours
CYAF 497D/897D Community Internships in Child, Youth and Family Studies 3 cr
CYAF 488/888 Child and Family Policy 3 cr
Elective 3 cr
Elective 3 cr
Elective 3 cr
Total Credits 15
PLEASE NOTE

This document represents a sample 4-year plan for degree completion with this major. Actual course selection and sequence may vary and should be discussed individually with your college or department academic adviser. Advisers also can help you plan other experiences to enrich your undergraduate education such as internships, education abroad, undergraduate research, learning communities, and service learning and community-based learning.