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2016-2017 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Developmental and Family Science, BS


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About the Program

The Developmental and Family Science curriculum allows students to take an interdisciplinary approach to studying families and human development across the lifespan. Students receive a broad education in human development and family studies, with many opportunities for specialization, including optional concentrations in child development or family and community health. The major culminates in a capstone experience, designed by the student from among three choices: an internship, a research thesis, or a study abroad experience. This degree will prepare you to work with families in the contexts of schools and communities or for you to pursue an advanced academic degree.

Degree Requirements and Supplemental Information

The full Program Requirements for 2016-17 Developmental and Family Science  include all Supplemental Information and selective lists of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. These are intended to be printer-friendly, but include less descriptive course detail.

Please see below for program requirements and the necessary degree fulfillments.

HDFS-BS
DVFS
120 credits

Advanced Content Courses Selective - (Select 6 credits)


NOTE: Courses may not be double-counted to fulfill both this requirement and a concentration requirement.

HDFS Selectives (Select 6-12 credits)


If completing a concentration, student must complete 6 credits of HDFS Selectives.   
If NOT completing a concentration, student must complete 12 credits of HDFS Selectives.
Courses may not be double-counted to fulfill both this requirement and a concentration or capstone requirement.

  • HDFS course - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • HDFS course - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • HDFS course - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • HDFS course - Credit Hours: 3.00

Capstone Experience (6-8 credits)


Students must propose their capstone plan and receive Undergraduate Committee (Capstone Subcommittee) approval.  All capstones must be clearly relevant to the major.

If the student is completing a concentration, the capstone experience must have a clear connection to the student’s designated concentration.  

Select ONE of the following:

Thesis Option

Must have completed statistics requirement and HDFS 34600  before beginning thesis capstone. The six credits of HDFS 49100  must be completed across two consecutive semesters.

Internship Option

Study Abroad Option

  • Study Abroad experience - Credit Hours: 6.00

OR

  • Study Abroad experience - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Select additional course from Global Perpectives & International Cultures List - Credit Hours: 3.00

OR

  • Study Abroad experience - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Fourth semester of foreign language (must be same language as in “Required Courses in Other Departments” section above) - Credit Hours: 3.00

Required Courses in Other Departments (39-46 credits)


Electives (35-50 credits)


When selecting electives, note that 32 credits of upper division (300/400 level) classes must be completed to meet graduation requirements.

At least 32 credits of coursework required at 300 level or higher to meet graduation requirements


120 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree


University Foundational Learning Outcomes List


https://www.purdue.edu/provost/initiatives/curriculum/course.html

Note


*Also fulfills Humanities University Foundational Core Requirement

Program Requirements


16 Credits


Spring 1st Year


16 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


15 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


15 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


  • HDFS Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Opt. Concentration Course or Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • CORE: Science, Technology, & Society - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


  • HDFS Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Opt. Concentration Course or Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00

15 Credits


Fall 4th Year


  • Capstone Experience- Thesis, Study Abroad or Internship Option ² - Credit Hours: 2.00 - 6.00
  • HDFS Selective¹ or Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Opt. Concentration Course or Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 2.00
  • Elective(s) - Credit Hours: 0.00 - 4.00

14 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • Capstone Experience- Thesis, Study Abroad or Internship Option ² - Credit Hours: 2.00 - 6.00
  • HDFS Selective¹ or Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Opt. Concentration Course or Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 2.00
  • Elective(s) - Credit Hours: 0.00 - 4.00

14 Credits


Note


Total credits needed for graduation: 120
Upper division (300 and 400 level) credits needed for graduation: 32

¹ If not doing an optional concentration, students must complete 12 hours of HDFS Selectives.

² There is also a Study Abroad Capstone Experience option.  Courses and credit hours are dependent upon the Capstone Experience that you choose. Please see your academic advisor for further information.

Foreign Language Courses


Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

Critical Course


The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

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