DECLARE AN HDFS MAJOR:
We appreciate your interest in Human Development and Family Studies and welcome you to join our program. 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 (http://advapp.uconn.edu).
*Non-UConn students should apply to the University indicating Human Development & Family Studies as their intended major (www.admissions.uconn.edu).
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.
Our department offers a variety of courses each semester. Please visit the Student Administration System (i.e., PeopleSoft) to learn which classes are being offered in any given semester.
PLANS OF STUDY:
Past Plans of Study by year:
HDFS 3080 (fieldwork) provides students with an opportunity to:
- Work under the supervision of professionals in settings whose purpose and functions are related to the development and welfare of the individual and family
- Integrate their classroom learning with this practical experience under the guidance of a faculty supervisor in a fieldwork seminar
- Develop skills and knowledge that will contribute to a future graduate school program or employment opportunity
Contact Information for Fieldwork Settings
The above documents contain contact information for various fieldwork placements. Students can reach out to the different sites to inquire about their organizations and the availability of completing their fieldwork there.