Human Development and Family Science & Social Work (Minot State University)
The dual-degree program in Social Work and Human Development/Family Science is a collaborative effort between NDSU and Minot State University . Under a cooperative agreement, students remain on the NDSU campus to complete all coursework, with Minot State University courses that are specific to the social work major offered on the NDSU campus by Minot State University faculty or offered through interactive video. The culmination of these requirements leads to a bachelor's degree from NDSU with a major in Human Development and Family Science (Family Science option or Adult Development and Aging option), as well as a bachelor of Social Work degree from Minot State University, with graduates eligible for North Dakota licensure as social workers. The curriculum combines coursework in human development and family process with coursework in social work to offer students an integrated knowledge of children, adolescents, adults, and families across the lifespan that will equip them for careers in the helping professions as well as to address the needs and aspirations of people living in a changing world.
Major at NDSU: Human Development & Family Science
Major at Minot State University: Social Work
Degree Type: B.A. or B.S.
Required Degree Credit to Graduate: 127
General Education Requirements for Baccalaureate Degree
- A list of approved general education courses is available here .
- General education courses may be used to satisfy requirements for both general education and the major, minor, and program emphases, where applicable. Students should carefully review the major, minor, and program emphases requirements for minimum grade restrictions, should they apply.
|College Composition I|
|College Composition II|
|Fundamentals of Public Speaking|
Upper Division Writing †
|Quantitative Reasoning (R) †||3|
|Science and Technology (S) †||10|
|Humanities and Fine Arts (A) †||6|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences (B) †||6|
|Wellness (W) †||2|
|Cultural Diversity (D) *†|
|Global Perspectives (G) *†|
May be satisfied by completing courses in another General Education category.
May be satisfied with courses required in the major. Review major requirements to determine if a specific upper division writing course is required.
A grade of ‘C’ or better is better is required in all HDFS prefix courses.
|Human Development & Family Science Core Requirements|
|Select one of the following: (May satisfy general education category S) 1||4|
|Concepts of Biology|
and Concepts of Biology Lab
and Human Biology Laboratory
|Select one of the following: (May satisfy general education category B and G) 1||3|
|Elements of Economics|
|Principles of Microeconomics|
|Principles of Macroeconomics|
|Select one of the following: (May satisfy general education category C)||3|
|Writing in the Health Professions|
|Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences|
|Researching and Writing Grants and Proposal|
|CSCI 114||Microcomputer Packages (May satisfy general education category S)||3|
|or MIS 116||Business Use of Computers|
|HD&E 189||Skills for Academic Success 3||1|
|HDFS 135||Family Science (May satisfy general education category B)||3|
|HDFS 230||Life Span Development (May satisfy general education category B)||3|
|HDFS 250||Introduction to Research Methods in Human Development and Family Sciences 2||3|
|HDFS 353||Children, Families and Public Policy 2||3|
|HDFS 475||Children and Families Across Cultures (May satisfy general education category B and D) 2||3|
|HD&E 320||Professional Issues||1|
|HDFS||Elective (HDFS 196, HDFS 242 & HDFS 496 may not be used)||3|
|HDFS 300/400||300/400 Level Elective (HDFS 496 may not be used)||3|
|PHIL 101||Introduction to Philosophy (May satisfy general education category A)||3|
|or PHIL 215||Contemporary Moral Issues|
|POLS 115||American Government 1||3|
|or POLS 215||Problems and Policies In American Government|
|PSYC 111||Introduction to Psychology (May satisfy general education category B) 1||3|
|PSYC 212||Psychological Aspects of Drug Use and Abuse (May satisfy general education category B) 2||3|
|PSYC 270||Abnormal Psychology (May satisfy general education category B) 2||3|
|SOC 110||Introduction to Sociology (May satisfy general education category B) 1||3|
|STAT 330||Introductory Statistics (May satisfy general education category R) 2||3|
|Cultural Diversity||Elective-Select one additional cultural diversity course from the NDSU general education cultural diversity list||3|
|SWK 250||Interpersonal Skills||3|
|SWK 256||Development of Social Work||3|
|SWK 330||Behavior and Pluralistic Society||3|
|SWK 331||Systems Theory and Family Dynamics||3|
|SWK 335||Social Work Methods I||3|
|SWK 426||Social Work Methods II||3|
|SWK 427||Social Work Methods III||3|
|SWK 490 & 491||Field Education & Senior Semiar (to be taken in the same semester)||15|
|SWK 430||Diversity, Oppression, and Social Change||3|
|Select either the Family Science or Adult Development & Aging option listed below||9|
Family Science Option
|HDFS 242||Couples, Marriages and Families||3|
|HDFS 357||Personal and Family Finance||3|
|HDFS 462||Methods of Family Life Education||3|
Adult Development and Aging Option
|HDFS 360||Adult Development and Aging||3|
|HDFS 480||Community Resources of Later Life||3|
|HDFS 482||Family Dynamics of Aging||3|
Prerequisite for admission to the Social Work program; includes ENGL 110 and ENGL 120.
No substitutions allowed.
HD&E 189 is only required for first-time, first-year students--A first-time, first-year student is defined as a student who has not yet completed a college course as a college student. Students that are not first-time, first-year students that either transfer into the university or change their major are not required to take HD&E 189.
Degree Requirements and Notes
- A 2.50 cumulative GPA is required in major courses for graduation.
Course taken Pass/Fail will not be used to satisfy any requirements other than total credits.
Plan of Study
|HD&E 189||1||COMM 110||3|
|ENGL 110||4||ENGL 120||3|
|PSYC 111||3||POLS 115 or 215||3|
|Science & Technology Gen Ed||3||HDFS 230||3|
|BIOL 126 or 111||3||ECON 105, 201, or 202||3|
|BIOL 126L or 111L||1||PHIL 215 or 101||3|
|PSYC 212||3||HDFS 250||3|
|HDFS Option Course||3||HDFS option course||3|
|SWK 250: Interpersonal Skills||3||SWK 330: Human Behavior||3|
|SWK 256: Development of Social Welfare||3||SWK 335: Methods I - Individuals||3|
|PSYC 270||3||HD&E 320||1|
|CSCI 114||3||STAT 330||3|
|HDFS 300-400 level elective||3||Wellness||3|
|Humanities/Fine Arts||3||HDFS option course||3|
|SWK 331: Family Dynamics||3||HDFS Elective||3|
|SWK 430: Diversity, Oppression & Social Change||3||SWK 426: Methods II - Groups||3|
|Additional Cultural Diverse Gen Ed||3||SWK 490 & 491: Field Education and Senior Seminar||15|
|ENGL 325, 358, or 459||3|
|SWK 427: Methods III - Organizations||3|
|Total Credits: 133|
In accordance with North Dakota University System Policy 402.1.2 and Procedure 402.1.2, ACT or SAT Mathematics sub-test scores, as well as COMPASS Mathematics scores and the NDSU Math Placement Test are used to determine placement of students into entry-level Mathematics courses.