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Human Development and Family Studies - B.S. Program Requirements PDFDownload to print

Type Legend: DD Diversity–Domestic; DG Diversity–Global; ELR Experiential Learning; KAD Kent Core Additional; KBS Kent Core Basic Sciences; KCM Kent Core Composition; KFA Kent Core Fine Arts: KHU Kent Core Humanities; KMC Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning; KSS Kent Core Social Sciences; WIC Writing Intensive

Please read the sections in the University Catalog on Kent Core, diversity, writing-intensive and the experiential learning requirements.

I. DESTINATION KENT STATE: FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE (1 credit)
Type Course Title Credits
  US 10097 Destination Kent State: First Year Experience 1
II. MAJOR PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (32 credits) Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
WIC GERO 44030 Adult Development and Aging1 + 3
  HDFS 14027 Introduction to Human Development and Family Studies2 2
DD   24011 Interpersonal Relationships and Families 3
    24012 Child Development 3
    25512 Management of Family Resources 3
    34031 Cultural Diversity: Implications for the Helping Professions 3
    44018 Professional Development in Human Development and Family Studies+ 3
    44020 Adolescent Development+ 3
    44023 Building Family Strengths+ 3
    44028 Parent-Child Relationships+ 3
    44029 Family Policy+ 3
III. ADDITIONAL PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (33 credits)
Type Course Title Credits
KSS/DD PSYC 11762 General Psychology 3
KSS/DD SOC 12050 Introduction to Sociology 3
WIC SOC

PSYC
32210

31574
Researching Society1
or
Research Methods in Psychology
3
  SOC


PSYC
32220
32221

21621
Data Analysis (3)
and Data Analysis Laboratory (1)
or
Quantitative Methods in Psychology I (3)
3-4
  Kent Core Composition 6
  Kent Core Humanities and Fine Arts (minimum one course from each) 9
  Kent Core Mathematics and Critical Reasoning 3-5
  Kent Core Additional 3
IV. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (51 credits)
  Case Management for Individuals and Families (54)
  Child and Youth Development (54)
  Family Life Education (54)
  Gerontology (54)
  Nursing Home Administration (54)
  Human Services Technology for associate degree graduates (54)
MINIMUM TOTAL 
120

1 A minimum C (2.000) grade must be earned in either GERO 44030 or SOC 32210 to fulfill the writing-intensive requirement.
2 Students in the Human Services Technology concentration can take HST 11000 Introduction to Human Services (1) in place of HDFS 14021.
+ Professional Phase Coursework

 

Case Management for Individuals and Families Concentration

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2014-2015 Roadmap.

 I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (29 credits)Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  HDFS 44035 Assessment and Strategies in Case Management+ 3
    44036 General Case Management Methods+ 3
ELR   44192 Internship in Human Development and Family Studies-Case Management I+ 3-6
ELR   44292 Internship in Human Development and Family Studies-Case Management II+ 3-6
  HED 32530 Drug Use and Misuse 3
    34060 Small Group Processes 2
  HST 21000 Dynamics of Helping Relationships 3
  Choose from the following: 3
  PSYC 40111 Abnormal Psychology (3)  
  SOC 32762 Deviant Behavior (3)  
DD SPED 23000 Introduction to Exceptionalities (3)  
  Choose from the following major electives: 6
DD GERO 14029 Introduction to Gerontology (3)  
    41095 Special Topics in Gerontology (1-4)  
    44031 Social Policy and Community Resources for Older Adults (3)  
  HDFS 24013 Early Adolescence (3)  
    41095 Special Topics in Human Development and Family Studies (1-4)  
    41096 Individual Investigation (1-3)  
    44021 Family Intervention Across the Lifespan (3)+  
    44022 Changing Roles of Men and Women (3)  
    44032 Nonprofit Fundraising and Grantwriting (3)  
    44033 Nonprofit Management I (3)  
    44034 Nonprofit Management II (3)  
    44037 Positive Youth Development (3)+  
    44039 Bereavement, Trauma and Other Losses (3)  
  HED 14020 Medical Terminology (3)  
KBS NUTR 23511 Science of Human Nutrition (3)  
II. ADDITIONAL CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (25 credits)
Type Course Title Credits
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory) 6-7
  Kent Core Additional 3
  General Electives (number of credits required depends on meeting minimum 120 credit hours and minimum 39 upper-division credit hours) 16
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL  51

+ Professional Phase Coursework

Child and Youth Development Concentration

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2014-2015 Roadmap.

 I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (32 credits)Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  HDFS 24013 Early Adolescence 3
    44021 Family Intervention Across the Lifespan+ 3
    44035 Assessment and Strategies in Case Management+ 3
    44037 Positive Youth Development+ 3
    44038 Professional Child and Youth Work Practice+ 3
ELR   44092 Practicum in Human Development and Family Studies+ 3-6
  HED 34060 Small Group Processes 2
  RPTM 36075 Program Design and Evaluation 3
  Choose from the following: 3
  HED 32530 Drug Use and Misuse (3)  
    32544 Human Sexuality (3)  
  JUS 34311 Youth and the Justice System (3)  
DD SPED 23000 Introduction to Exceptionalities (3)  
  Choose from the following major electives: 6
DD GERO 14029 Introduction to Gerontology (3)  
    41095 Special Topics in Gerontology (1-4)  
    44031 Social Policy and Community Resources for Older Adults (3)  
  HDFS 41095 Special Topics in Human Development and Family Studies (1-4)  
    41096 Individual Investigation (1-3)  
    44022 Changing Roles of Men and Women (3)  
    44032 Nonprofit Fundraising and Grantwriting (3)  
    44033 Nonprofit Management I (3)  
    44034 Nonprofit Management II (3)  
    44036 General Case Management Methods (3)+  
    44039 Bereavement, Trauma and Other Losses (3)  
  HED 14020 Medical Terminology (3)  
  HST 21000 Dynamics of Helping Relationships (3)  
KBS NUTR 23511 Science of Human Nutrition (3)  
II. ADDITIONAL CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (22 credits)
Type Course Title Credits
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory) 6-7
  Kent Core Additional 3
  General Electives (number of credits required depends on meeting minimum 120 credit hours and minimum 39 upper-division credit hours) 13
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 51

+ Professional Phase Coursework
 

Family Life Education Concentration

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2014-2015 Roadmap.

I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (29 credits)Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  COMM 20001 Interpersonal Communication 3
  HDFS 44021 Family Intervention Across the Lifespan+ 3
    44022 Changing Roles of Men and Women 3
    44030 Family Life Education Methodology+ 3
ELR   44092 Practicum in Human Development and Family Studies+ 3-6
  HED 32544 Human Sexuality 3
  Choose from the following: 5-6
  CACM 11001 Introduction to Conflict Management (3)  
    38080 Mediation: Theory and Training (3)  
  ENG 20002 Introduction to Technical Writing (3)  
  HED 32530 Drug Use and Misuse (3)  
    34060 Small Group Processes (2)  
    42041 Health Coaching (3)  
DD SPED 23000 Introduction to Exceptionalities (3)  
  Choose from the following major electives: 6
DD GERO 14029 Introduction to Gerontology (3)  
    41095 Special Topics in Gerontology (1-4)  
    44031 Social Policy and Community Resources for Older Adults (3)  
  HDFS 24013 Early Adolescence (3)  
    41095 Special Topics in Human Development and Family Studies (1-4)  
    41096 Individual Investigation (1-3)  
    44032 Nonprofit Fundraising and Grantwriting (3)  
    44033 Nonprofit Management I (3)  
    44034 Nonprofit Management II (3)  
    44035 Assessment and Strategies in Case Management (3)+  
    44036 General Case Management Methods (3)+  
    44037 Positive Youth Development (3)+  
    44039 Bereavement, Trauma and Other Losses (3)  
  HED 14020 Medical Terminology (3)  
  HST 21000 Dynamics of Helping Relationships (3)  
KBS NUTR 23511 Science of Human Nutrition (3)  
II. ADDITIONAL CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (25 credits)
Type Course Title Credits
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory) 6-7
  Kent Core Additional 3
  General Electives (number of credits required depends on meeting minimum 120 credit hours and minimum 39 upper-division credit hours) 16
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL  51

+ Professional Phase Coursework
 

Human Services Technology (for associate degree graduates)

 I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (29 credits)Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  HED 11590 Community Health 3
  HST 11001 Group Process 2
    21000 Dynamics of Helping Relationships 3
    21001 Assessment of Client Needs 3
    21002 Client Advocacy and Case Management 3
ELR   21092 Human Services Technology Internship I 3
    21192 Human Services Technology Internship II 3
  PSYC
SOC
40111
32762
Abnormal Psychology (3)
or Deviant Behavior (3)
3
  Choose from the following major electives 6
DD GERO 14029 Introduction to Gerontology (3)  
    41095 Special Topics in Gerontology (1-4)  
    44031 Social Policy and Community Resources for Older Adults (3)  
  HDFS 24013 Early Adolescence (3)  
    41095 Special Topics in Human Development and Family Studies (1-4)  
    41096 Individual Investigation (1-3)  
    44021 Family Intervention Across the Lifespan (3)+  
    44022 Changing Roles of Men and Women (3)  
    44032 Nonprofit Fundraising and Grantwriting (3)  
    44033 Nonprofit Management I (3)  
    44034 Nonprofit Management II (3)  
    44035 Assessment and Strategies in Case Management (3)+  
    44036 General Case Management Methods (3)+  
    44037 Positive Youth Development (3)+  
    44039 Bereavement, Trauma and Other Losses (3)  
  HED 14020 Medical Terminology (3)  
KBS NUTR 23511 Science of Human Nutrition (3)  
II. ADDITIONAL CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (25 credits)
Type Course Title Credits
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include on laboratory) 6-7
  Kent Core Additional 3
  General Electives (number of credits required depends on meeting minimum 120 credit hours and minimum 39 upper-division credit hours) 16
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL  51

+ Professional Phase Coursework
 

Gerontology Concentration

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2014-2015 Roadmap.

 I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (30 credits)Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  BSCI 40020 Biology of Aging 3
KAD/DD GERO 14029 Introduction to Gerontology 3
    30656 Psychology of Aging 3
    44031 Social Policy and Community Resources for Older Adults 3
ELR   44092 Practicum in Gerontology 3-6
DD SOC 42879 Aging in Society 3
  Choose from the following concentration electives: 6
  ARCH 45640 Developing Environments for Older Adults (3)  
  HED 42041 Health Coaching (3)  
  IHS 44010 Research Design and Statistical Methods in the Health Profession (3)  
  JMC 28001 Principles of Public Relations (3)  
  PHIL 40005 Health Care Ethics (3)  
  RPTM 36010 Recreation, Leisure and Aging (3)  
  SOC 42010 Death and Dying (3)  
    42563 Sociology of Health and Health Care (3)  
  SPA 44130 Communication Disorders of Aging (2)  
  Choose from the following major electives: 6
  GERO 41095 Special Topics in Gerontology (1-4)  
  HDFS 24013 Early Adolescence (3)  
    41095 Special Topics in Human Development and Family Studies (1-4)  
    41096 Individual Investigation (1-3)  
    44021 Family Intervention Across the Lifespan (3)+  
    44022 Changing Roles of Men and Women (3)  
    44032 Nonprofit Fundraising and Grantwriting (3)  
    44033 Nonprofit Management I (3)  
    44034 Nonprofit Management II (3)  
    44035 Assessment and Strategies in Case Management (3)+  
    44036 General Case Management Methods (3)+  
    44037 Positive Youth Development (3)+  
    44039 Bereavement, Trauma and Other Losses (3)  
  HED 14020 Medical Terminology (3)  
  HST 21000 Dynamics of Helping Relationships (3)  
KBS NUTR 23511 Science of Human Nutrition (3)  
II. ADDITIONAL CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (24 credits)
Type Course Title Credits
KBS BSCI 20020 Biological Structure and Function 1 5
  Kent Core Basic Sciences 1
  General Electives (number of credits required depends on meeting minimum 120 credit hours and minimum 39 upper-division credit hours) 18
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 54

1. Students who have successfully completed either BSCI 11010/11020 Anatomy and Physiology in Allied Health I/II or ATTR/EXSC 25057/25058 Human Anatomy and Physiology I/II may use those courses in place of BSCI 20020 Biological Structure and Function. Kent Core coursework must include at least one laboratory course.
+ Professional Phase Coursework

 

Nursing Home Administration Concentration

For semester-by-semester course sequencing for this program, view the 2014-2015 Roadmap.

 I. CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (36 credits) Courses count in major GPA
Type Course Title Credits
  ACCT 23020 Introduction to Financial Accounting 3
    23021 Introduction to Managerial Accounting 3
KAD/DD GERO 14029 Introduction to Gerontology 3
ELR   43092 Practicum in Nursing Home Administration I 6
ELR   43192 Practicum in Nursing Home Administration II 6
    44032 Long Term Care Administration 3
  MIS 24163 Principles of Management 3
    34180 Human Resource Management 3
  Choose from the following: 6
  ARCH 45640 Developing Environments for Older Adults (3)  
  BSCI 40020 Biology of Aging (3)  
  GERO 30656 Psychology of Aging (3)  
  JMC 28001 Principles of Public Relations (3)  
  MKTG 25010 Principles of Marketing (3)  
  PHIL 40005 Health Care Ethics (3)  
  RPTM 36010 Recreation, Leisure and Aging (3)  
  SOC 42010 Death and Dying (3)  
    42563 Sociology of Health and Health Care (3)  
DD   42879 Aging in Society (3)  
  SPA 44130 Communication Disorders of the Aging (2)  
II. ADDITIONAL CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS (18 credits)
Type Course Title Credits
  Kent Core Basic Sciences (must include one laboratory) 6-7
  General Electives (number of credits required depends on meeting minimum 120 credit hours and minimum 39 upper-division credit hours) 12
MINIMUM SUBTOTAL 54