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Curriculum in Child, Adult, and Family Services

Administered by the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. Leading to the degree bachelor of science. Total credits required: 125.

The child, adult, and family services curriculum, with options in child programs, youth programs, adult/family programs, leads to employment opportunites in the helping professions working with children, adults, and families in a variety of public and private human service agencies and organizations.

A minor in child, adult, and family services is available; the requirements appear under Human Development and Family Studies, Courses and Programs.

The following requirements are for the child programs, youth programs, adult/family programs:

Degree Requirements
125.0 Total semester credits required
12.5 Communications and library
9.5 Engl 150, 250; Lib 160; Sp Cm 212
3 Select from Engl 302, 309, 314
10-11 Natural sciences and mathematical disciplines*
3-4 Select from: Stat 101, Math 104, 105, 140, 142, 150, 165
4 Com S 103
3 Select 3 credits from biology courses
9 Social sciences
3 Select from CHS approved list for social sciences
9 Humanities
Select from CHS approved list for humanities
2 HD FS Orientation
HD FS 110
17 Human Development and Family Studies Core: HD FS 102, 269, 449, 491
11 Child, Adult, and Family Services Core: HD FS 218, 367, 395, and 445 or 486
24 Programs Option
See option lists
31.5-32.5 Electives
US Diversity and International Perspectives Requirement: Students fulfill the US Diversity and International Perspectives Requirement by choosing three credits of coursework from each of the university-approved lists.
Program Options
24 Child Programs: HD FS 220, 221, 240, 344, 349; H S 105; C I 250; Select from: HD FS 239, 283, 360, 370, 380, 479
24 Youth Programs: HD FS 226, 227, 276, 349, 370, 479; Select from: C I 250, HD FS 360, Psych 436 and select from: HD FS 239, 283, 373, 380
24 Adult/Family Programs: HD FS 276, 349, 370, 377, 479, and 360 or 463; select 6 credits from: HD FS 239, 283, 341, 373, 380, 448

*Additional requirement: Students must fulfill international perspectives, U.S. diversity, and ethics requirements by selecting coursework from approved lists. These courses may be used to fulfill other area requirements.