Please go to the Degree Checklist webpage for each option's degree plan.
The Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences
OPTION I: EARLY CHILDHOOD
This option is designed to provide the necessary foundation for further study or a career in working with young 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 societal 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 in Natural Sciences.
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.
THE BACHELOR OF SCIENCE AND ARTS IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY SCIENCES
BSA in Human Development and Family Sciences
The requirements for the bachelor of science and arts (BSA) degree are designed to give each student an opportunity to combine a core mathematics or science experience with an interdisciplinary curriculum that complements his or her major. Students pursuing the BSA will major in a discipline within the College of Natural Sciences and minor in a field of study that allows them to explore applications of their major in the broader society, see the impacts of the sciences in other fields of study, and develop a complementary expertise, which supports multidisciplinary study. The flexibility and interdisciplinary nature of this degree makes it an excellent choice for students interested in medical school and other health professions.