Human Development and Family Sciences Degree Options
All tracks require students to take nine hours of approved support coursework outside of the major. It is recommended that these courses be geared toward the student’s future career goals and objectives. All tracks require a research and/or applied practicum, with some students opting to do both. Our program allows students to look ahead to their future, and design a program (within the required framework) that best meets their career needs. For coursework requirements, please consult the UT Catalog.
Option I: Early Childhood
This option is designed to provide the necessary foundation for further study or a career in working with children in applied settings.
Option II: Human Development
This option involves the study of development across the lifespan.
Option III: Families and Personal Relationships
This option involves the study of the formation and maintenance of close relationships, especially couple and family relationships.
Option IV: Families and Society
This option involves the study of the family and its interactions with larger socioeconomic systems, such as the economy, work and school, the media, public policy, and government.
Option V: Human Development and Family Sciences Honors (Dean’s Scholars)
This option is designed to prepare students for academic or research careers.
Option VI: Human Development and Family Sciences Honors Program
This option is intended for academically accomplished students wishing to examine topics in Human Development and Family Sciences in greater depth with faculty guidance.