Human Development and Family Science: Child and Family Services, BSHS

Requirements for Students Matriculating in or before Academic Year 2017-2018. Learn more about University Academic Regulation 3.1.

Minimum Overall Grade Point Average: 2.50
Total Hours: 122

General Education Requirements
English Composition
See Academic Regulation 3.5
ENGL 1113Composition I3
or ENGL 1313 Critical Analysis and Writing I
ENGL 1213Composition II3
or ENGL 1413 Critical Analysis and Writing II
American History & Government
Select one of the following:3
Survey of American History
American History to 1865
American History Since 1865
POLS 1113American Government3
Analytical & Quantitative Thought (A)
MATH 1513College Algebra (A)3
or MATH 1483 Mathematical Functions and Their Uses (A)
Humanities (H)
Courses designated (H)6
Natural Sciences (N)
Must include one Laboratory Science (L) course.
NSCI 2114Principles of Human Nutrition (N)4
3 hours from courses designated (N) with one (L)3
Social & Behavioral Sciences (S)
SPCH 2713Introduction to Speech Communication (S)3
Additional General Education
Select one of the following:3
Elementary Statistics (A)
Elementary Statistics for Business and Economics (A)
Elementary Statistics for the Social Sciences (A)
6 hours from courses designated (A), (H), (N), or (S)6
Hours Subtotal40
Diversity (D) & International Dimension (I)
May be completed in any part of the degree plan
Select at least one Diversity (D) course
Select at least one International Dimension (I) course
College/Departmental Requirements
Human Sciences
HS 1112Human Sciences First-Year Seminar2
or HS 3112 Human Sciences First-Year Seminar for Transfer Students
Human Development and Family Science
ENGL 3323Technical Writing3
HDFS 1112Introduction to Human Development and Family Science2
HDFS 2113Lifespan Human Development (S) 13
HDFS 2123Developmental Disabilities: Issues Across the Lifespan (D)3
HDFS 3123Parenting (S) 13
HDFS 4533Critical Issues in Human Development and Family Science3
Hours Subtotal19
Major Requirements
Family Life Education Core
HDFS 2213Human Sexuality and the Family3
HDFS 2523Professional Skills in Human Services3
HDFS 2433Relationship Development and Marriage (S)3
HDFS 3443Family Dynamics3
HDFS 4433Family Life Education3
HDFS 4473Policy, Law and Advocacy3
HDFS 4521HDFS Child and Family Services: Pre-Internship1
HDFS 4563Internship in Child and Family Services I3
HDFS 4572Internship in Child and Family Services II2
HDFS 4713Family Resource Management3
Developmental Core
HDFS 3413Infant and Child Development3
HDFS 3423Adolescent Development in Family Contexts (S)3
HDFS 4413Adulthood and Aging (S)3
Risk & Resilience Science Core
HDFS 3513Research Methods in Human Development and Family Science3
HDFS 4423Family Risk and Resilience3
Hours Subtotal42
Professional Track Requirements
See Professional Track Advising Sheets listing controlled electives. Some tracks may require more than 21 hours.
Select a track21
Hours Subtotal21
Total Hours122
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Meets Certified Family Life Education national requirements.

Other Requirements

  • 40 hours must be upper-division.
  • A 2.50 Major GPA is required for graduation. This includes all courses in College/Departmental, Professional Track and Major Requirements.
  • Transfer Admission Requirements: 2.00 GPA for less than 31 hours; 2.25 GPA for 31-45 hours; 2.50 GPA for more than 45 hours.

Professional Track Requirements

Aging Services (AGES)

Merit-based state/federal certification/licensing eligible.

HDFS 4543Intergenerational Relationships (S)3
HDFS 4813Dying, Death and Bereavement3
HDFS 4823Aging Concepts and Controversies3
Select 12 hours of controlled electives12

Child & Parenting Practitioner (CPP)

OFRC certification-eligible.

HDFS 2453Management of Human Service Programs3
HDFS 2233Development of Creative Expression, Play and Motor Skills in Early Childhood3
SPED 3202Educating Exceptional Learners (D)2
Select 13 hours of controlled electives13

Early Childhood & Infant Mental Health (IMH)

OK-AIMH endorsement-eligible.

HDFS 2211Early Childhood Field Experience I1
HDFS 2233Development of Creative Expression, Play and Motor Skills in Early Childhood3
HDFS 2243Infant-Toddler Programming3
HDFS 2453Management of Human Service Programs3
HDFS 4373Early Childhood Health & Well-Being3
Select 8 hours of controlled electives8

Health & Wellbeing (HWB)

Students must declare a minor in HEPR.

HLTH 2213Principles in Health Education and Promotion3
HLTH 2603Total Wellness (S)3
HLTH 3613Community Health3
HLTH 3643Health Behavior Theory3
HLTH 4973Program Design in Health Education and Promotion3
HHP 2654Applied Anatomy4
HHP 3114Physiology of Exercise4

Health Professions (HP)

Pre-Professional/Pre-Health controlled electives. Check specific admission requirements at university/professional school of choice.

Individualized Plan (IP)

21 hours with a clearly articulated emphasis approved in writing by the HDFS department head or an OSU minor that supports the HDFS major and student’s career goals, as approved by an adviser. Note: a course required elsewhere on this degree sheet cannot be counted towards two requirements. With approval from adviser and department head, a maximum of 30 hours from an accredited doctoral law or health program may be used for up to 21 hours of electives. Up to 9 hours may be substituted for HDFS 2433 Relationship Development and Marriage (S), HDFS 4433 Family Life Education, and HDFS 4473 Policy, Law and Advocacy.

International Human Services (INTL)

HDFS 2453Management of Human Service Programs3
Select 6 hours of the following:6
Children’s Play: A World Perspective (I)
The Family: A World Perspective (IS)
Dying, Death and Bereavement
Select 12 hours of controlled electives that meet International Dimension (I) designation or are Foreign Language courses12

Policy & Law (LAW)

HDFS 2453Management of Human Service Programs3
POLS 2013Introduction to World Politics (S)3
POLS 2023The Individual And The Law3
POLS 2033Introduction to Public Administration3
Select 9 hours of controlled electives9

Pre-Marriage & Family Therapy (MFT)

HDFS 2453Management of Human Service Programs3
HDFS 4573Introduction to Marriage and Family Therapy3
HDFS 4813Dying, Death and Bereavement3
Select 3 hours of the following:3
Topics In HDFS
Special Courses in Human Development and Family Science
Research Practicum in HDFS
PSYC 3443Abnormal Psychology (S)3
Select 6 hours of controlled electives6

Research/Graduate Studies (RES)

Select 6 hours of the following:6
Topics In HDFS
Special Courses in Human Development and Family Science
Research Practicum in HDFS
Select 15 hours of controlled electives15

Social Work/Social Welfare (SWSW)

HDFS 2453Management of Human Service Programs3
HDFS 4813Dying, Death and Bereavement3
SOC 2123Social Problems (DS)3
SOC 3223Social Psychology (S)3
Select 9 hours of controlled electives9

Youth & Family Ministry/Outreach (MIN)

Select 3 hours of the following:3
Management of Human Service Programs
The Family: A World Perspective (IS)
Dying, Death and Bereavement
Camp Operations and Programs
Select one of the following:6
Introduction to World Religions (HI)
and Hebrew Scriptures (H)
The New Testament and Its Study (H)
and Religion in America (H)
Select 12 hours of controlled electives12

Additional State/OSU Requirements

  • At least: 60 hours at a four-year institution; 30 hours completed at OSU; 15 of the final 30 or 50% of the upper-division hours in the major field completed at OSU.
  • Limit of: one-half of major course requirements as transfer work; one-fourth of hours earned by correspondence; 8 transfer correspondence hours.
  • Students will be held responsible for degree requirements in effect at the time of matriculation and any changes that are made, so long as these changes do not result in semester credit hours being added or do not delay graduation.
  • Degrees that follow this plan must be completed by the end of Summer 2023.