Family Studies and Human Development Minor

Family Studies and Human Development Minor Requirements

21 Credits

FSHD Minor Core Requirements

FSHD 1500Human Development Lifespan (SS, GC)3
FSHD 2400Family Relationships (SS, GC)3
FSHD 3400Current Issues in Human Development and Family Studies3

FSHD Minor Family studies Track Requirements

Choose 2 course from the following courses:6
Marriage Preparation and Enhancement
Family Theories
Family Resource Management
Parenting and Child Guidance
Family Life Education Methodology

fshd Minor Human Development Track Requirements

Choose 2 of the following courses:6
Infant and Child Nutrition
Child Devel - Birth to Eight
Aging: Adaptation and Behavior
Adolescent Development: 9 - 18

Completion Requirements

  • Complete all courses that fulfill requirements in the minor with a grade C or higher.


An academic minor is an attribute of a baccalaureate degree, not an entity by itself, and can only be awarded at the same time a student graduates with a bachelor’s degree.  Students must declare a minor prior to submitting a graduation application.  A minor may not be added to a previously awarded degree.  Students must complete the minor requirements prior to or concurrent with completion of their bachelor’s degree requirements.  Minors are not available with associate’s degrees.

Students may not declare a minor that is in the same discipline as their major.  Example:  English majors cannot declare any English minor.  

Integrated Studies majors may not have an academic minor in the same discipline as either of their two declared emphases.  Example:  An Integrated Studies major with emphases in English and Spanish cannot receive a minor in either English or Spanish.