Human Development and Family Science Courses

Core Requirements

  • BAS 300 – Building Professional Competencies (3 credits)
  • HDFS 200 – Individual and Family Development (3 credits)

Concentration Requirements

   Adult Development and Aging (3 credits)
  • PSYC 415 – Psychological Factors in Aging  (3 credits)
Choose 1: Family Processes (3-4 credits)
  • ECED 404 – Families, Communities, and Schools (3 credits)
  • NCLC 317 – NCLC 317 (3 credits)
  • PSYC 466 – Psychology of Intimate Relationships  (3 credits)
  • SOCI 309 – Marriage, Family, and Intimate Life (3 credits)
Choose 1:  Diversity (3 credits)
  • ANTH 315 –Socialization Processes: Family, Childhood, Personality in Cross-Cultural Perspective  (3 credits)
  • ATEP 205 – Cultural Competence (3 credits)
  • EDUC 203 – Human Disabilities in American Culture (3 credits)
  • HEAL 350 –Interventions for Populations and Communities at Risk (3 credits)
  • NCLC 320 – Construction of Differences: Race, Class, and Gender (3 credits)
  • NCLC 336 – Poverty, Wealth and Inequality in the US (3 credits)
  • PSYC 379 – Applied Cross-Cultural Psychology (3 credits)
  • SOCI 355 – Social Inequality ( 3 credits)
Choose 1: Applied Research Methods (3 credits)
  • PRLS 450 –Research Methods (3 credits)*
  • PSYC 301 –Research Methods in Psychology  (3credits)*
  • SOCI 303 – Sociological Research Methodology  (3 credits)
Human Service Delivery (synthesis & writing intensive requirement)
  • HDFS 300 –Individual and Family Service Delivery (3 credits)
Internship (6 credits)
  • HDFS 498 –Internship and Analysis in HDFS (3 credits)
  • HDFS 499 –Advanced Internship & Analysis in HDFS (3 credits)

TOTAL:  A minimum of  24 credits

[*] WI: Designated by the university as a writing intensive course

Please note: Prior to registering, please verify if there are prerequisites for the course. You may consult with your adviser or visit the course catalog for more information.

Electives

All BAS students are required to complete a minimum of 120 credit hours of coursework. Students will work with their advisor to determine how to fulfill their outstanding credit hours to ensure they have met all major and university requirements. The number of elective credits that a BAS student may have available will vary by concentration and the amount of applicable transfer coursework the student has been awarded. Please note that 45 hours of upper level coursework are required to fulfill all university  requirements.  For additional information regarding these requirements, please consult with the program’s advisor, Please note that 45 hours of upper level coursework are required to fulfill all university general education requirements.  For advising, please consult with Bethany Letiecq at (bletiecq@gmu.edu) for more information.

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