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2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Services - Administration and Family Policy Concentration (BS)

University Requirements:

Major Requirements

Some University requirements may be met by Major requirements. 

Additional Breadth Requirements:

  • Three-credit English course
  • Three-credit Leadership course
  • One Creative Arts and Humanities course (could fulfill the University’s requirement)


  • Foreign Language course (CHIN, FREN, GREK, GRMN, HEBR, ITAL, JAPN, LATN, PORT, RUSS, or SPAN) if the Creative Arts and Humanities requirement is fulfilled by the English requirement
  • MATH 114 or higher or a three-credit CISC course
  • Four-credit Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Technology course (with lab)

One of the following statistics courses:

One of the following:

Human Services Core

Minimum grade C- in all HDFS courses and restricted electives.  A student failing to meet the minimum required grade of C- when taking a major course for the second time may not be permitted to remain in an HDFS major requiring that course. Students may appeal this decision.

Developmental Electives:

Two of the following (one developmental elective must be related to the “area of interest” and approved by the advisor):


*HDFS 427  may be taken as a Developmental elective or a Human Relationship elective, but not both.  HDFS 409 and WOMS 408 may be taken as a Human Relationship elective or a Families, Policy and Practice elective but not both.

Restricted Electives/Area of Interest:

  • Eighteen credits taken from the approved lists below or other course(s) approved by an advisor.
    • Determined in consultation with advisor upon completion of HDFS 235 .
    • Nine credits of restricted electives from the list of suggested courses below must be completed prior to senior internship.
    • More information is available within the Department.

May be fulfilled with a minor. Minors may include, but are not limited to, legal studies, public policy, criminal justice, disability studies, leadership, women’s studies, public administration; related electives may be necessary to complete 18 credits. Restricted electives may also have an applied family research emphasis, and may include, but are not limited to, HDFS 466 , HDFS 615, and UNIV 401 /UNIV 402  Senior Thesis. More information is available within the Department.


After required courses are completed, sufficient elective credits must be taken to meet the minimum credits required for the degree.

Only four credits of Music ensemble and four credits of 100 and 200-level courses in Military Science/Army ROTC may be counted toward the degree.)

Credits to Total a Minimum of 120

Last Revised for 2019-2020 Academic Year