HDFS Major Information

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).

FORMS:

Courses required for the major

General Education Requirements

HDFS Related Courses

Application - Early Childhood Development and Education Teacher Preparation

Teacher Certification Information

 

COURSE OFFERINGS:

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:

New Current Plan of Study 2017-2018

Past Plans of Study by year:

Plan of Study 2016-2017

Plan of Study 2015-2016

Plan of Study 2014-2015

Plan of Study 2013-2014

Plan of Study 2012-2013

Plan of Study 2011-2012

Plan of Study 2010-2011

Plan of Study 2009-2010

INTERNSHIP/FIELDWORK INFORMATION:

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

Spring 2018 fieldwork Application

Contact Information for Fieldwork Settings 

Childhood to Adolescent

Adulthood and Aging

Family Relationships: Services and Counseling

Family and Society: Social Policy and Planning

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.