May 17, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

Human Development and Family Studies, B.A.


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College of Education  > Department of Psychological, Health, and Learning Sciences  > Human Development and Family Studies, B.A.

Overview

A Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) provides a broadly based study of the intellectual, emotional, social, and moral development of individuals and families. HDFS graduates have a variety of opportunities available to them. Many students go on to graduate school in the fields of Social Work, Psychology, Education, Medicine, and Law.

Students with a 2.3 cumulative UH GPA may declare a major in Human Development and Family Studies. Students with a 2.0-2.3 may apply for an individual administrative review.

UH Core Requirements


Communication


6.0 credit hours required

Math/Reasoning


6.0 credit hours required

Life & Physical Sciences


6.0 credit hours required

Language, Philosophy & Culture


3.0 credit hours required

Creative Arts


3.0 credit hours required

American History/Government/Political Science


12.0 credit hours required

Social and Behavioral Sciences


3.0 credit hours required

Suggested:

Writing in the Disciplines


3.0 credit hours required

Foreign Language


6.0 credit hours required at 2000 Level

Diversity in Special Populations


6.0 credit hours required

Major Core Requirements


39.0 credit hours required

Area Electives


12.0 credit hours required

Students must choose 12 hours from the approved list of area electives or receive approval for classes through petition. The approved list of electives is maintained on the College of Education website at: http://www.uh.edu/education/degree-programs/hdfs-major/degree-plans/

Minor/Specialization


Minimum 15.0 credit hours required

Total Hours for Degree: 120+


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