This concentration provides a strong foundation in the areas of human development and family sciences while allowing personalized selection of electives and internship experiences that support specific student interests. The concentration prepares students to work in a variety of settings, serving individuals and families across the lifespan or to pursue graduate level education. Upon declaring this program option, students must satisfactorily complete a mandatory security screen (background check).
Completion of this degree requires a minimum of 120 credit hours that include a) University Studies requirements (USP), b) departmental core curriculum, and c) specific courses for this concentration. Courses should be selected in consultation with a student’s advisor to enhance the student’s educational experience and to ensure fulfillment of upper division course requirements (42 credit hours overall with 30 taken from UW).
University Studies Program Requirements
Students must complete the following USP requirements that are not incorporated into the requirements for this concentration: