Family and Human Development  (Minor)

Understand the human experience and the important contexts in which we develop. Gain valuable skills that prepare you to work with children, youth and families.

Program Description

In the minor program in family and human development, students learn about the stages of development, from birth to late adulthood, and the important influences of family and society on how we change and grow.

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. 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 minor.

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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