HDFS Major/Minors Information

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We appreciate your interest in Human Development and Family Sciences and welcome you to join our program!

DECLARE AN HDFS MAJOR:

Current UConn students interested in declaring a major should visit the program plan change website and follow all steps and forms.

 

DECLARE HDFS AS A SECOND MAJOR:

Students already in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences can choose to double major with HDFS and another CLAS major. You will need approval (signatures) from advisors in both programs. Start by printing a "Double Major form" and bring this to your advising appointment.

*Please note that you must make an appointment with an HDFS advisor through our online system (nexus.uconn.edu).

 *Non-UConn students should apply to the University indicating Human Development & Family Sciences as their intended major (www.admissions.uconn.edu).

 

DECLARE A MINOR IN HDFS:

Any UConn student who wishes to declare a minor in HDFS should visit the program plan change website and follow all steps and forms. It is advisable to make an appointment with an HDFS advisor to learn about the specific requirements for the minor.

HDFS Minor requirements

 

DECLARE A MINOR IN GERONTOLOGY:

Any UConn student who wishes to declare a minor in Gerontology should visit the program plan change website and follow all steps and forms. It is advisable to make an appointment with an HDFS advisor to learn about the specific requirements for the minor.

Gerontology Minor Brochure and Plan of Study

 

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COURSE OFFERINGS:

Our department offers a variety of courses each semester. Please visit the Undergraduate Course Catalog for a full list of HDFS courses offered. To learn which classes are being offered in a given semester, please visit Student Administration System (i.e., PeopleSoft). Wondering what to expect out of your classes and learning experience? Please visit our Climate Statement for Teaching and Learning.

 

PLANS OF STUDY:

The requirements to earn a Bachelor of Arts in HDFS are based on the year that you entered the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Please find the correct plan of study for your graduation requirements below:

Fall 2016 semester through Spring 2019

Fall 2011 semester through Spring 2016

If you entered the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences prior to Fall 2011, please see the Academic Advisor, Kristin Van Ness Scrivano (kristin.van_ness@uconn.edu) for assistance.

 

HDFS SCHOLARSHIP INFORMATION:

Please check back soon for 2019-2020 scholarship information.