Undergraduate Degree - Human Development and Family Studies - Bachelor of Arts

Program:
Human Development and Family Studies - Bachelor of Arts
Program Code:
7712 Human Devel and Family Studies
Program Level:
Undergraduate
Award Type:
Bachelor of Arts
Start Term:
FS12
Department:
Department of Human Development and Family Studies


Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.
Following this section are the requirements as represented in Degree Navigator, MSU's online advising tool. The Degree Navigator section is only available for programs using Degree Navigator for degree certification.

College of Social Science

Department of Human Development and Family Studies

Undergraduate Programs
Human Development and Family Studies - Bachelor of Arts

Graduates will be committed to improving the health and well-being of diverse individuals and families across the lifespan through research, teaching, and professional practice. Recognizing, understanding and addressing the central role of diversity and interdependence among families and communities is a core value of graduates. Students gain knowledge of basic research and the application of research to improving the lives of individuals in the context of the family, the community, and policy. Practical experience in real-world settings is incorporated into the degree program.  Students are prepared to work in community and governmental agencies and organizations that provide human services within changing societies and serve children, youth, and families. Upon graduation, students may apply for provisional certification as a Family Life Educator and with additional work experience they can earn full certification.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Human Development and Family Studies

  1. The University requirements for the bachelor’s degree as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development and Family Studies.

    The University’s Tier II writing requirement for the Human Development and Family Studies major is met by completing Human Development and Family Studies 345. This course is referenced in item 3. below.
  2. The requirements of the College of Social Science for the Bachelor of Arts degree.
  3. The following requirements for the major.
                   
    a. All of the following courses (46 credits):  
      HDFS 145

    The Individual, Marriage, and the Family

    3

      HDFS 225 Lifespan Human Development in the Family

    3

      HDFS 270 Introduction to Human Development and Family Studies

    4

      HDFS 345 Principles of Family Studies (W)

    3

      HDFS 414 Parenting  

    3

      HDFS 442 Ethnic Families in America

    3

      HDFS 444 Interpersonal Relationships in the Family

    3

      HDFS 445 Human Sexuality

    3

      HDFS 447 Management of Human Service Programs

    3

      HDFS 448 Child and Family Policy

    3

      HDFS 454 Family Financial Management

    3

      HDFS 472 Evaluation of Human Service Programs

    3

      HDFS 481 Research and Quantitative Methods in Human 3
            Development and Family Studies  
      HDFS 493 Internship   6

 


Degree Requirements from Degree Navigator.

NOTE: Degree Navigator is an advising tool only and should not be viewed as a contract with the student. Any questions about the requirements should be directed to an academic advisor.


Human Development and Family Studies, BA (7712)

Required Credits: 120    Program Version: FS16

Requirement 1: University Tier I Writing
University Tier I Writing: 1 course from WRA101, WRA195H, LB133, MC111, MC112, RCAH111

Requirement 2: University Mathematics
University Mathematics: The required number of courses from 1 of the following sets of courses
MTH2: 1 course
At least 1 course from LB118, MTH110, MTH116, MTHRQMT, MTHWAIV1, MTHWAIV2, Mathematics Pre-Matriculation, Mathematics Post-Matriculation
MTH1: 2 courses
At least 1 course from MTH103, MTH103WAIV
At least 1 course from MTH112, MTH114, MTH124, MTH132, MTH152H, MTH201, STT200, STT201

Requirement 3: University IAH201 - IAH210
University IAH201 - IAH210: 4 credits from IAH201, IAH202, IAH203, IAH204, IAH205, IAH206, IAH207, IAH208, IAH209, IAH210, RCAH201, ANY IAH BELOW 211

Requirement 4: University IAH211 or higher
University IAH211 or higher: 4 credits from IAH211A, IAH211B, IAH211C, IAH211D, IAH221A, IAH221B, IAH221C, IAH231A, IAH231B, IAH231C, IAH241A, IAH241B, IAH241C, IAH241D, IAH241E, IAH241F, IAH241G, RCAH202, TRANSFER IAH, ANY IAH211 OR HIGHER, approved LB courses

Requirement 5: University ISS200 Series
University ISS200 Series: 4 credits from ISS210, ISS215, ISS220, ISS225, ISS230, ISS235, MC201, TRANSFER ISS 200 LEVEL, ANY ISS 200 LEVEL

Requirement 6: University ISS300 Series
University ISS300 Series: 4 credits from ISS305, ISS308, ISS310, ISS315, ISS318, ISS320, ISS325, ISS327, ISS328, ISS330A, ISS330B, ISS330C, ISS335, ISS336, MC202, ANY ISS 300 LEVEL, approved LB courses

Requirement 7: University ISB
University ISB: 3 credits from ISB200, ISB201, ISB202, ISB204, TRANSFER ISB, ISB ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISB COURSE

Requirement 8: University ISP
University ISP: 3 credits from ISP203A, ISP203B, ISP205, ISP207, ISP209, ISP213H, ISP215, ISP217, ISP220, ISP221, TRANSFER ISP, ISP ALTERNATIVE TRACK, ANY 3 CREDIT ISP COURSE

Requirement 9: University Laboratory Experience
University Laboratory Experience: The required number of credits from 1 of the following sets of courses
Univ Lab: 2 credits
At least 2 credits from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
Alternative: 2 credits
At least 1 credit from ISB201L, ISB208L, ISP203L, ISP205L, ISP207L, ISP209L, ISP217L, ANY 2 CREDIT ISB/ISP LAB, LAB EXPERIENCE ALTERNATIVE TRACK, TRANSFER LAB
At least 1 credit from an Alternative Track Lab credit

Requirement 10: University Diversity Distribution
University Diversity Distribution: A total 2 courses
At least 1 course from NationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing national diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
At least 1 course from InternationalIAH or ISS courses emphasizing international and multicultural diversity or both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity
Conditions:
University Diversity Distribution: No more than 1 course from IAH or ISS emphasizing both national diversity and international and multicultural diversity in Requirement(s) 10

Requirement 11: Major - Human Development and Family Studies - BA - The Individual, Marriage and the Family
Major - Human Development and Family Studies - BA - The Individual, Marriage and the Family: 1 course from HDFS145

Requirement 12: Major - Human Development and Family Studies - BA - Lifespan Human Development in the Family
Major - Human Development and Family Studies - BA - Lifespan Human Development in the Family: 1 course from HDFS225

Requirement 13: Major - Human Development and Family Studies - BA - Introduction to Human Development and Family Studies
Major - Human Development and Family Studies - BA - Introduction to Human Development and Family Studies: 1 course from HDFS270

Requirement 14: Major - Human Development and Family Studies - BA - Principles of Family Studies
Major - Human Development and Family Studies - BA - Principles of Family Studies: 1 course from HDFS345

Requirement 15: Major - Human Development and Family Studies - BA - Parenting
Major - Human Development and Family Studies - BA - Parenting: 1 course from HDFS414

Requirement 16: Major - Human Development and Family Studies - BA - Ethnic Families in America
Major - Human Development and Family Studies - BA - Ethnic Families in America: 1 course from HDFS442

Requirement 17: Major - Human Development and Family Studies - BA - Interpersonal Relationships in the Family
Major - Human Development and Family Studies - BA - Interpersonal Relationships in the Family: 1 course from HDFS444

Requirement 18: Major - Human Development and Family Studies - BA - Human Sexuality
Major - Human Development and Family Studies - BA - Human Sexuality: 1 course from HDFS445

Requirement 19: Major - Human Development and Family Studies - BA - Management of Human Service Programs
Major - Human Development and Family Studies - BA - Management of Human Service Programs: 1 course from HDFS447

Requirement 20: Major - Human Development and Family Studies - BA - Child and Family Policy
Major - Human Development and Family Studies - BA - Child and Family Policy: 1 course from HDFS448

Requirement 21: Major - Human Development and Family Studies - BA - Family Financial Management
Major - Human Development and Family Studies - BA - Family Financial Management: 1 course from HDFS454

Requirement 22: Major - Human Development and Family Studies - BA - Evaluation of Human Service Programs
Major - Human Development and Family Studies - BA - Evaluation of Human Service Programs: 1 course from HDFS472

Requirement 23: Major - Human Development and Family Studies - BA - Research and Quantitative Methods in Human Development and Family Studies
Major - Human Development and Family Studies - BA - Research and Quantitative Methods in Human Development and Family Studies: 1 course from HDFS481

Requirement 24: Major - Human Development and Family Studies - BA - Internship
Major - Human Development and Family Studies - BA - Internship: 6 credits from HDFS493

Requirement 25: Major Distribution
Major Distribution: 30 credits from Human Development and Desing coursework.

Requirement 26: College - Social Science - Social Science
College - Social Science - Social Science: 15 credits from the following departments: ANP, CJ, EC, GEO, HST, LIR, PLS, PSY, SOC, SW, UP excluding ANP202, 206, 340 and GEO203, 206, 206L.
Conditions:
College - Social Science - Social Science: No more than 4 credits from SSC493, SSC496 in Requirement(s) 26

Requirement 27: College - Social Science - Arts and Letters
College - Social Science - Arts and Letters: 9 credits from Approved courses from the College of Arts & Letters. A department or school may require its major to complete specific courses or particular subject matter areas.

Requirement 28: College - Social Science - Natural Science
College - Social Science - Natural Science: 6 credits from approved College of Natural Science courses.

Requirement 29: College Distribution
College Distribution: 30 credits from courses at the 300 level and above.

Requirement 30: Electives
Electives: 0 credits from Electives at Michigan State University and transfer coursework. This number can change based on the credits of the coursework taken to fulfill University, College, and Major requirements. Please contact your academic advisor with any questions.

Requirement 31: University Residency
University Residency: 30 credits from MSU coursework, 27 credits from MSU courses taken after reaching junior standing, 20 credits from courses offered by MSU while admitted to major & 20 of the last 30 credits must be MSU courses. Please see academic advisor.