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Research Practicum (HDF 355R)


Students gain a deeper understanding of the theoretical framework of Human Development and Family Sciences and learn about the research process through working 10 hours a week in a faculty member’s lab for 2 consecutive semesters. Students are required to attend lab meetings and complete research tasks such as conducting literature searches, entering and coding data, and assisting with data collection. Tasks vary throughout the semester and across labs. The HDF 355R Research Practicum course carries an Independent Inquiry Flag. Please see the following link for more information: https://ugs.utexas.edu/flags/students. The HDF 359 Research Practicum course does not carry an Independent Inquiry Flag. Please inquire with your academic advisor if you are uncertain about your degree requirements.

Requirements: A minimum requirement of a 3.0 GPA and a maximum of 17-credit hours taken in the semester unless given permission by the faculty member. Please see your Academic Advisor for additional information on pre-requisites.

Please see the Application Procedure tab on the left of this page for more information. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Natalie Ammon, Practicum Coordinator, at hdfs.practicum@utexas.edu with your UTEID, your year in school, the type of practicum you are interested in (field or research), and the semester you would like to take the course.

Students already accepted to the Honors in Advanced Human Development and Family Sciences (HAHDFS) program have a different registration process for their courses. Please contact the Program Coordinator, Ladia Hernandez, at Ladia.Hernandez@austin.utexas.edu with any questions.