Minor in Human Development and Family Studies
To earn a minor in HDFS, an undergraduate student must successfully complete 15-16 credit hours of coursework, as indicated in the two groups listed below.
Students must successfully complete all 3 of the following courses:
|H_D_FS 1600||Foundations of Family Science||3|
|H_D_FS 2300||Multicultural Study of Children and Families||3|
|H_D_FS 2400||Principles of Human Development 1||3-4|
CHOOSE TWO COURSES FROM THE LIST BELOW
Students must choose and successfully complete 2 courses from the list below: 2
|H_D_FS 1610||Intimate Relationships and Marriage||3|
|H_D_FS 3050||Child Development: Birth to 3 (Infant/Toddler)||3|
|H_D_FS 3150||Child Development 4-8 (Early Childhood) (WI)||3|
|H_D_FS 3430||Adolescence and Young Adulthood||3|
|H_D_FS 3440||Adulthood and Aging||3|
|H_D_FS 4610||Stress and Resilience in Families||3|
|H_D_FS 4620||Family Interaction||3|
|H_D_FS 4630||The Process of Divorce||3|
|H_D_FS 4640||Interpersonal Relationships||3|
|H_D_FS 4700||Children and Families in Poverty||3|
TOTAL CREDITS FOR MINOR IN HDFS: 15-16
Students seeking to earn a minor in HDFS must earn the minimum of a C (2.0) grade in each course selected for the minor – no exceptions. Pass/fail graded courses will not be accepted.
1 HDFS 2400 is offered in two different formats - writing intensive (4 credits), and non-writing intensive (3 credits); either format will fulfill the requirements of the Minor in HDFS.
2 Some courses on this list may require specific pre-requisites and/or instructor consent. Please see the Enrollment Information and Course Description in myZou for more information.
A total of 6 hours of transfer credit from other colleges or universities outside of the University of Missouri – Columbia will be accepted for the minor in HDFS, provided the transfer courses are a direct equivalent to MU HDFS courses.
A minor must be completed and awarded at the same time as the MU undergraduate degree (i.e., minors cannot be claimed after graduation). Once an HDFS minor is awarded, a student cannot return to MU to complete a second undergraduate major in HDFS.
Students cannot earn a major and a minor in HDFS.