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    May 30, 2024  
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog 
2011-2012 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Development and Family Studies, BS (Non-Teacher Certification)

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Degree Requirements

Hours Required and General/College Requirements:

A minimum of 120 semester hours, of which 42 must be advanced, and fulfillment of degree requirements for the Bachelor of Science degree as specified in the “General University Requirements ” in the Academics section of this catalog and the College of Education  requirements.

Major Requirements:

EPSY core (13 hours):

It is recommended that students enroll in DFST 1013  and DFST 1023  during their first term/semester in the program.

Core requirements:

Include one 3-hour unpaid practicum (DFST 4023 ) related to the student’s selected emphasis area (see below). Students must complete a minimum of 150 clock hours to meet this requirement. Some students may be required to complete a second practicum. Students should have senior status and have completed DFST 4011  before beginning a practicum. Liability insurance is required for all practicum students. Permission to enroll in a practicum and approval of the practicum site are required. Students must have completed the following courses to be eligible for enrollment in:

Practicums related to school-age care and programming:

Practicums related to adolescents:

Practicums related to administration and/or practicums related to parent/family life education:

Emphasis area:

Students must also complete course requirements for one of the following emphasis areas chosen with the advice of a faculty member within the program area:


To complete the minimum of 120 hours for the degree.

Other Requirements:

An overall minimum 2.50 GPA and a minimum of a C or better in course work in the development and family studies major are required for graduation.

Students who are interested in research and preparing for graduate studies are advised to take a research practicum and complete a senior thesis. Any student who is interested in research should meet with a faculty advisor early in the program to plan an appropriate minor and electives and to seek approval for choosing a senior thesis.

Students majoring in development and family studies must contact the Student Advising Office, Matthews Hall, Room 105, to prepare their degree audits.

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