Dec 08, 2019  
2018-2019 University Catalog 
    
2018-2019 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


120 Credits Required

Departmental/Program Major Course Requirements (25-39 credits)


Other Departmental/Program Course Requirements (41-47 credits)


Electives (34-54 credits)


When selecting electives, note that 32 credits of upper division (30000/40000 level) classes must be completed to meet graduation requirements.

University Core Requirements


  • Human Cultures Humanities
  • Human Cultures Behavioral/Social Science
  • Information Literacy
  • Science #1
  • Science #2
  • Science, Technology, and Society
  • Written Communication
  • Oral Communication
  • Quantitative Reasoning

For a complete listing of course selectives, visit the Provost’s Website.

Prerequisite Information:


For current pre-requisites for courses, click here.


 

Program Requirements


Fall 1st Year


16 Credits


Spring 1st Year


15-16 Credits


Fall 2nd Year


15 Credits


Spring 2nd Year


15 Credits


Fall 3rd Year


  • HDFS Selective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Optional Concentration Course or Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Science, Technology, & Society Core - 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
  • Optional 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
  • Optional Concentration Course or Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective(s) - Credit Hours: 4.00

15 Credits


Spring 4th Year


  • Capstone Experience - Credit Hours: 2.00 - 6.00
  • HDFS Selective or Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Optional Concentration Course or Elective - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 2.00
  • Elective - Credit Hours: 0.00 - 4.00

14 Credits


Notes


  • A student may elect the Pass / Not-Pass grading option for elective courses only, unless an academic unit requires that a specific departmental course/s be taken Pass / Not-Pass.  Students may elect to take University Core Curriculum courses Pass / Not-Pass; however, some major Plans of Study require courses that also fulfill UCC foundational outcomes.  In such cases, students may not elect the Pass / Not-Pass option.  A maximum of 24 credits of elective courses under the Pass / Not-pass grading option can be used toward graduation requirements. For further information, students should refer to the College of Health and Human Sciences Pass / Not-Pass Policy.
  • At least 32 credits of Purdue coursework required at 30000 level or higher to meet graduation requirements.
  • 2.0 GPA is required for graduation.

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.

Disclaimer


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