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Available Minors

Family and Human Development Minor

Effective Summary 2014 - 15 Credits

The minor in Family and Human Development (FHD) is designed to provide a knowledge base for understanding families and human development in order to enhance the training of majors in other academic disciplines.

  • A grade of C or better is required in coursework for the FHD minor.
  • A 3.0 GPA in the FHD minor coursework is also required.
  • No more than 6 transfer credits may be used toward the FHD minor.
  • Students applying for an FHD minor at USU, but transferring courses from other universities, must complete a minimum of three USU HDFS courses in order to earn an FHD minor.
  • Courses counted toward the minor may not be taken Pass-Fail.

Required Courses (6 credits)

  • HDFS 1500 (BSS) Human Development Across the Lifespan (F, Sp)
  • HDFS 2400 (BSS) Marriage and Family Relationships (F, Sp)

Elective Courses (9 credits)

  • HDFS 2660 Parenting and Child Guidance (F, Sp)
  • HDFS 3100 Abuse and Neglect in Family Context (F)Sophomore standing, HDFS 1500, 2400
  • HDFS 3110 Human Sexuality (F) Junior standing, HDFS 1500, 2400, ENGL 2010
  • HDFS 3500 Infancy and Early Childhood (F, Sp) Junior standing, HDFS 1500, 2660
  • HDFS 3570 Youth and Adolescence (F, Sp) Junior standing, HDFS 1500
  • HDFS 3540 Adult Development and Aging (Sp) Junior standing, HDFS 1500
  • HDFS 4220 Family Crises and Interventions (SP) Junior standing, HDFS 2400
  • HDFS 4230 Family and Social Policy (F, Sp) Junior standing, HDFS 2400
  • HDFS 4240 Social and Family Gerontology (F) Junior standing, HDFS 2400

**NOTES**

  • Any HDFS course not listed above cannot be used to fulfill requirements for the minor.
  • Junior standing = 60 earned credits
  • (F) Traditionally taught Fall semester
  • (F, Sp) Traditionally taught Fall and Spring semester

Family Finance Minor

  • A grade of C or better is required in the minor coursework
  • A 3.0 GPA is required in the minor coursework
  • No more than 6 transfer credits may be used toward the minor
  • Courses counted toward the minor may not be taken Pass-Fail

Required Courses (15 credits)

  • HDFS 2450 (BSS) Consumer and Family Economic Issues (F, Sp)
  • HDFS 3350 Family Finance (DSS) (F, Sp, Su)
  • HDFS 3450 Consumer Credit Problems (F) Prereq: HDFS 3350)
  • HDFS 4350 Advanced Family Finance (F) (Prereq: HDFS 3350)
  • HDFS 5340 Housing Finance and Regulations (Sp) (Prereq: HDFS 3350)

Mental Health Advocacy and Awareness Minor

The Mental Health Advocacy and Awareness Minor prepares educators, direct care providers in treatment facilities, human resource personnel, nurses, law enforcement, and others to more effectively interact with individuals with mental health needs - including knowing where and when to refer individuals for appropriate services. Students are required to have a 3.0 on all minor coursework with a minimum of C grade acceptable for credit in the minor.

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