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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.
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.
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.
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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Accelerated bachelor's and master's degree programs are designed for high-achieving undergraduate students who want the opportunity to combine undergraduate coursework with graduate coursework to accelerate completion of their master’s degree. These programs, featuring the same high-quality curriculum taught by ASU's world-renowned faculty, allow students to obtain both a bachelor's and a master's degree in as little as five years.
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This is only the first required math course. This program may contain additional math courses; See Major Map for details.
The level of intensity represents a measure of the number and academic rigor of math courses required.
The level of intensity represents a measure of the number and academic rigor of math courses required. Courses included in the General level: MAT 142
The level of intensity represents a measure of the number and academic rigor of math courses required. Courses included in the Moderate level: MAT 117, MAT 119, MAT 170, MAT 210, SOS 101, CPI 200
The level of intensity represents a measure of the number and academic rigor of math courses required. Courses included in the Substantial level: MAT 251, MAT 265. MAT 266, MAT 267, MAT 270, MAT 271, MAT 272, MAT 274, MAT 275
To add a minor, please consult with the academic advisor for your major.
To add a certificate, please consult with the academic advisor for your major.