Family Development, Minor

Minor in Family Development (H40206M)

Students who minor in Family Development learn about family sciences theories, research, and practice. The minor requires 18 credits of coursework in Child and Family Development.

Requirements for Admission

All students outside the Child and Family Development program may pursue this minor.

The following information has official approval of The Department Social Work and Family Sciences and The College of Health and Human Sciences, but is intended only as a guide. Completion of this minor is contingent upon many factors, including but not limited to: class availability, total number of required credits, work schedule, finances, family, course drops/withdrawals, successfully passing courses, prerequisites, among others.

The following courses constitute a “Minor in Family Development” and must be completed with a minimum grade point average of 2.0 overall for the minor to be noted on the student’s record. Please refer to the University Requirements for Minor Areas of Study for specific graduation information regarding minors.


Required Courses6
Total Hours18

Required Courses

CHFD:201Intimate Relationships3
CHFD:265Child Development3
Total Hours6


Select 12 credits of the following:12
CHFD:255Fatherhood: Parent Role
CHFD:290Special Topics: Child & Family Development
CHFD:301Consumer Education
CHFD:421Special Problems in Child and Family Development
CHFD:461Case Management for Children & Families I
CHFD:462Case Management for Children & Families II
CHFD:403Home-Based Intervention Theory
CHFD:464Home-Based Intervention Techniques & Practice
CHFD:300Legal Environment of Families
CHFD:360Parent-Child Relations
CHFD:362Family Resource Management
CHFD:401American Families in Poverty
CHFD:404Middle Childhood and Adolescence
CHFD:440Family Crisis
CHFD:441Family Relationships in Middle and Later Years
CHFD:442Human Sexuality
CHFD:446Culture, Ethnicity & Family
CHFD:496Parent Education
Total Hours12