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2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog 
2024-2025 Undergraduate Catalog

Human Development and Family Science, BS (43-1004) (120 hours)

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Major, Bachelor of Science Degree

Students will be:

  • Able to think critically about problems and issues impacting individuals and families across the lifespan.
  • Prepare to use developmentally appropriate practices to promote the optimal development of diverse children, youth, adults, and families.
  • Competent to assume leadership roles in programs providing services to individuals, families and communities.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills to advocate for policy changes that impact individuals and families.
  • Aware of and sensitive to ethical implications in their professional relationships with diverse families and children.
  • Define and describe various issues related to diversity, equity and inclusion and their impacts on individuals and families.

Students must earn a grade of C or better for all courses with an HDFS and CFD prefix.

The Human Development and Family Science undergraduate program is a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) Program through the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR). The required courses listed below meet the criteria for approval as a provisional Certified Family Life Education (CFLE). Students wishing to obtain provisional CFLE certification must apply to NCFR upon the completion of an undergraduate degree in HDFS. 

Courses required: HDFS 1010 , HDFS 1220 , HDFS 3230 , HDFS 3240 , HDFS 3710 , HDFS 4220 , HDFS 4260 , HDFS 4520 , HDFS 4550 , HDFS 4710 HDFS 4745 , HDFS 4850 , FCSE 3120 , and pick one of the following - HDFS 4530 , HDFS 4560 , HDFS 4570 , or HDFS 4540 

For questions, contact Dr. Jaimee Hartenstein - hartenstein@ucmo.edu

Human Development and Family Science, BS (43-1004) (4 Year Guide)  

General Education Requirements: 42 Semester Hours

All students must complete a minimum of 42 credit hours in general education. See The General Education Program Requirements  for the full listing of requirements. The following general education courses are required by this major:

Free Electives: 30 Semester Hours

  • Contact HDFS faculty advisor for guidance

Minimum Total: 120 Semester Hours

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