Jun 25, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Development and Family Studies Minor

The minor in human development and family studies is designed for students who are interested in a career working with children, adolescents or adults, and emphasizes the family as an important developmental context. Students learn about developmentally appropriate practices in working with these populations which employers may value in a variety of career settings, including hospitals, counseling, child care, schools and other social institutions.

Subtotal: 9

Developmental Specialization (pick one)

Subtotal: 3

Subtotal: 3

Subtotal: 3

Advising Notes

  • At least 3 courses (9 semester hours) in the minor must be upper division, and 6 of those hours must be taken at MSU Denver.
  • A grade of “D-” or better does count toward the bachelor’s degree. However, HDFS majors must have a GPA of 2.00 in their major as well as an overall GPA of 2.00 to graduate. Students should note that programs differ in the minimum grade required.
  • Transfer students must have completed both semesters of a two-semester introductory psychology course for equivalence to exist. Three semester hours will count toward the major or minor; three semester hours will count as general electives (i.e., PSY 8888) to graduate. If a student has taken only one semester of a two-semester introductory course and takes PSY 1001 at MSU Denver, the transfer introductory credits will not count toward the degree.

Total Hours Required for the Minor: 18