Bachelor of Arts in Human Development and Family Studies (Option: Gerontology Specialization)

Degree: B.A. in Human Development and Family Studies

Option: Gerontology Specialization

126 credit hours required for graduation

A. General Education Requirements (54-61 credits)

_____ ENGL 10000 and/or 10400-10500 or 10800

_____ COM 11400

_____ MA/SCI/STAT/CIS/F&N 30300, or Logic

_____ MA or STAT

_____ Lab Science

_____ MA/SCI/STAT/CIS/CS/F&N 30300 or Logic

_____ Literature

_____ Philosophy (not Logic)

_____ History

_____ Aesthetics

_____ ECON 21000

_____ Political Science

_____ PSY 12000

_____ SOC 10000

CIS 20400 strongly recommended

A&D 25500, ENGL 40500, 38600 or 38700, MUS 25000, PHIL 10600 or THTR 20100

Foreign Language

12-hr sequence: FR, GER, SPAN, or JPNS

____ 10100 ____ 10200 ____ 20100 ____ 20200

B. Requirements for Human Development and Family Studies Core (49 cr. hrs)

1. All of the following:

____ BHS 10300 Freshman Seminar in Behavioral Sciences (1 cr.)

____ BHS 20100 Statistical Methods for the Behavioral Sciences

____ BHS 20500 Introduction to Family Dynamics

____ CDFS 21000 Introduction to Human Development

____ SOC 35000 Social Psychology of Marriage

____ SOC 38300 Research Methods

____ SOC 46000 Practicum (Satisfied w/SOC 307 or PSY 480)

____ SOC 46000 Practicum (Satisfied w/SOC 307 or PSY 480)

____ PSY 43300 Theories in Human Development

Prerequisite to PSY 43300: PSY 12000, BHS 20500 and PSY 36100 or BHS 20500 and CDFS 21000

denotes Experiential Learning course

2. Choose one of the following – Gerontology Specialization:

____ PSY 36100 Human Development I: Infancy

____ PSY 36200 Human Development II: Adolescence5

3. All of the following – Gerontology Specialization:

____ F&N 36000 Nutrition and Aging

____ PSY 36300 Human Development III: Adulthood

____ PSY 53500 Psychology of Death & Dying

____ SOC 43000 Sociology of Aging

____ SOC 43100 Services for the Aged

4. Choose two courses from the following:

____ COM 36500 Communication and Aging

____ SOC 26100 Basic Helping Skills/Human Services (Spring Only)

____ SOC 30600 Methods in Human Services (Fall Only)

____ SOC 41100 Social Stratification

____ SOC 44000 Sociology of Heath & Illness

____ WOST 12100 Introduction to Women’s Studies

C. Electives or Minor (16- 23 cr. hrs)

Gerontology Specialization Bingo Sheet