Degree Options

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.

Bachelor of Science, Human Development and Family Sciences, Option I: Early Childhood Degree Plan (2012-2014 catalog)

Bachelor of Science Human Development and Family Sciences, Option I: Early Childhood Degree Plan (2010-2012 catalog)

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Option II: Human Development

This option involves the study of development across the lifespan.

Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences, Option II: Human Development Degree Plan (2012-2014 Catalog)

Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences, Option II: Human Development Degree Plan (2010-2012 Catalog)

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Option III: Families and Personal Relationships

This option involves the study of the formation and maintenance of close relationships, especially couple and family relationships.

Bachelor of Science, Human Development and Family Sciences, Option III: Families and Personal Relationships Degree Plan (2012-2014 Catalog)

Bachelor of Science Human Development and Family Sciences,  Option III: Families and Personal Relationships Degree Plan (2010-2012 Catalog)

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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.

Bachelor of Science, Human Development and Family Sciences, Option IV: Families and Society Degree Plan (2012-2014 Catalog)

Bachelor of Science Human Development and Family Sciences,  Option IV: Families and Society  Degree Plan (2010-2012 Catalog)

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Option V: Human Development and Family Sciences Honors (Dean’s Scholars)

This option is designed to prepare students for academic or research careers.

Bachelor of Science, Human Development and Family Sciences, Option V: Honors Degree Plan

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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.

Bachelor of Science, Human Development and Family Sciences, Option VI: Honors Program Degree Plan (2012-2014 Catalog)

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