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The Human Development and Family Relations (HDFR) Bachelor of Science program prepares students to effectively serve individuals and families in a wide variety of environments. HDFR is committed to a curriculum rich in family diversity and social justice. This 120 credit-hour interdisciplinary program explores family systems and the ecological development of individuals across their life span. The HDFR program leads to certification in the field.
This program is a rural partnership with Trinidad State Junior College (TSJC) in Trinidad, Colorado. Students complete the first two years of the program at TSJC in an Associate of Applied Science degree in Human Services and then transfer to CU Denver to complete their final two years in online HDFR coursework for the BS in HDFR degree. Advising is provided during all four years of the program, whether students are TSJC or CU Denver students.
- The courses in the first two years of the program are offered on campus in Trinidad at TSJC and the last two years of the BS degree are offered in an online format. High touch distance and local advising support is offered to students in the program.
Declaring This Major
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To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the three areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.
- CU Denver Graduation Requirements
- CU Denver Undergraduate Core Curriculum
- School of Education & Human Development Graduation Requirements
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- Students must complete a minimum total of 120 semester hours for the Human Development and Family Relations BS.
- A minimum GPA of 2.0, C or better grade, is required for all courses applying to Human Development and Family Relations major requirements.
- Courses can be "double dipped" - i.e., used to satisfy both a general education requirement and a major course. If double dipping courses, additional HDFR courses will have to be taken to get to the 120 major required credits.
- Transfer courses must be approved by faculty and/or advisor to apply to the major.
Take all courses with a grade of C or better:
|HDFR 1010||Life Span Development in Ecological Settings||3|
|HDFR 2000||Introduction to Family and Community Services||3|
|HDFR 2080||Sex, Human Development and Family Systems||3|
|HDFR 2200||Love, Family and Human Development||3|
|HDFR 3002||Preparing to be a HDFR Professional||3|
|HDFR 3020||Black and Latino Children in Families and Schools (or other HDFR cultural diversity core class)||3|
|HDFR 3250||Families in Global Perspectives||3|
|HDFR 3400||Love, Couples and Family||3|
|HDFR 3050||Children's Thinking and Assessment||3|
|HDFR 4001||Families and Parenting||3|
|HDFR 4002||Family Life and Community Programming I||3|
|HDFR 4003||Leadership and Organizations||3|
|HDFR 4004||Family and Comm. Prog. II Grant Writing/Fundraising||3|
|HDFR 4010||Family and Cultural Diversity||3|
|HDFR 4075||Family Policy & Law||3|
|HDFR 4080||Global Family Resource Management||3|
|HDFR 4260||Family Systems and Social Justice||3|
|HDFR 4930||Human Development and Family Relations Internship||1-5|
|MATH 2830||Introductory Statistics||3|
|RSEM 4100||Research and Statistics in Families and Human Development||3|
|HDFR Family Diversity|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Who am I? Cultural Identity, Family, Diverse Soc Sys|
|Lifespan Issues in Family Violence|
|Latino Families in School and Communities|
|Abuelos (Grandparents) Latino Families|
|Family Systems Therapy, Religion and Spirituality|
|HDFR Human Development and Learning|
|Select one of the following:||3|
|Global Human Development & Learning|
|Children's Thinking and Assessment|
|Families in Later Life|
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