Family and Human Development  (Minor)

Will your career involve working with children, youth or families? The coursework and hands-on experiences in this program are just what you need, so you can effectively work with these populations and impact the lives of those around you.

Program Description

The minor program in family and human development exposes students to the basic coursework and issues within the discipline. This program provides an exceptional complement to studies in psychology, communication, education, business and nursing.

This program is offered by the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics.

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At a Glance: program details

  • Location: Tempe campus, or online
  • Additional Program Fee: No
  • Second Language Requirement: No

Program Requirements

GPA Requirement: None

Incompatible Majors: BS in family and human development

Other Enrollment Requirements: None

Current ASU undergraduate students may pursue a minor and have it recognized on their ASU transcript at graduation. Students interested in pursuing a minor should consult their academic advisor to declare the minor and to ensure that an appropriate set of courses is taken. Minor requirements appear on the degree audit once the minor is added. Certain major and minor combinations may be deemed inappropriate by the college or department of either the major program or the minor. Courses taken for the minor may not count toward both the major and the minor. Students should contact their academic advisor for more information.

Enrollment Requirements

The minor in family and human development consists of 18 credit hours in which students specialize in family studies or child development. At least 12 of the 18 credit hours must be in upper-division courses.

Students take the following required courses: (9 credit hours)

CDE 232 Human Development, SB (3)
FAS 101 Personal Growth in Human Relationships, SB (3)
FAS 370 Family Ethnic and Cultural Diversity, SB, C (3)

Three courses must be selected from the following and at least one course must be a CDE course: (9 credit hours)

CDE 312 Adolescence, SB (3)
CDE 337 Early Childhood Intervention (3)
CDE 430 Infant/Toddler Development in the Family, SB (3)
CDE 498 Pro-Seminar (3) or FAS 498 Pro-Seminar (3)
FAS 301 Introduction to Parenting (3)
FAS 331 Marriage and Family Relationships, SB (3)
FAS 332 Human Sexuality, SB (3)
SOC 418 Aging and the Life Course, SB, H (3)

Depending upon a student's undergraduate program of study, prerequisite courses may be needed in order to complete the requirements of this minor.

Attend Online

ASU offers this program in an online format with multiple enrollment sessions throughout the year. Applicants may view the program description and request more information here.

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