Minor in Human Development & Family Sciences - University of Houston
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Is this program for me?

The Minor in Human Development & Family Sciences (HDFS) provides a broadly based study of the intellectual, emotional, social, and moral development of individuals and families.

What will I learn?

The HDFS curriculum focuses on:

  • Different periods of lifespan
  • Parent education
  • Delivery of human services
  • Early childhood education
  • Research concepts

The program includes 15 semester hours of coursework. An undergraduate with a minor in HDFS can expect to take courses such as:

  • Child, Prenatal/Infant, and Adult Development
  • Human Development Interventions
  • Human Ecology of Parenting
  • Family Relations
  • Evaluation of Educational Programs for Young Children

Since degree plans change periodically, students will follow the degree plan that is in place at the time in which they complete an official, signed degree plan. Following is the most current sample degree plan for a Minor in HDFS.

To apply for this minor, make an appointment with the HDFS Undergraduate Advisor.

Outside Farish Hall

Contact Us

The Human Development & Family Sciences program is a member of UH's Psychological, Health, & Learning Sciences department.

Program Director: Dr. Toya Conston

UH College of Education
Stephen Power Farish Hall
3657 Cullen Blvd., Room 491
Houston, TX 77204-5023

Undergraduate: coeug@uh.edu or 713-743-5000
Graduate: coegrad@central.uh.edu or 713-743-7676
General: coecomm@uh.edu or 713-743-5010

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