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2014-2015 University Catalog 
    
2014-2015 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.

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for Developmental and Family Science  is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.

Detailed Program Requirements

Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.

HDFS-BS
DVFS
120 credits

Developmental & Family Science Core (University Foundational Learning Outcomes) (16-27 credits)


Written Communication


Information Literacy


Oral Communication


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Science


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Science


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Humanities


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Quantitative Reasoning


Science, Technology & Society


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Required Courses in Other Departments (21 credits)


Electives 38-49 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


15 Credits


Spring 3rd Year


  • HDFS Adv Content - Credit Hours: 3.00
  • 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


14 Credits


Spring 4th Year


Professional Semester 4

14 Credits


Note


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

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.

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

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