Social Work & Human Development and Family Science Dual Degree Program with Minot State Universtiy
Major at NDSU: Human Development & Family Science
Major at Minot State University: Social Work
Degree Type: B.A. or B.S.
Minimum Degree Credits to Graduate: 127
University Degree Requirements
- Satisfactory completion of all requirements of the curriculum in which one is enrolled.
- Earn a minimum total of 120 credits in approved coursework. Some academic programs exceed this minimum.
- Satisfactory completion of the general education requirements as specified by the university.
- A minimum institutional GPA of 2.00 based on work taken at NDSU.
- At least 36 credits presented for graduation must be in courses number 300 or higher.
- Transfer Students: Must earn a minimum of 60 credits from a baccalaureate-degree granting or professional institituion.
- Of these 60, at least 36 must be NDSU residence credits as defined in #7.
- Within the 36 resident credits, a minimum of 15 must be in courses numbered 300 or higher and 15 credits in the major field of study.
- At least 36 credits must be NDSU resident credits. Residence credits include credits registered and paid for at NDSU.
For complete information, please refer to the Degree and Graduation Requirements section of this Bulletin.
University General Education Requirements
|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.
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 major requirements to determine if specific courses can also satisfy these general education categories.
- A list of university approved general education courses and administrative policies are available here.
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|
|Business and Professional Writing|
|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|
|HDFS 230||Life Span Development (May satisfy general education category B)||3|
|HDFS 242||Couples, Marriages and Families (May satisfy general education category W)||3|
|HDFS 250||Introduction to Research Methods in Human Development and Family Sciences 2||3|
|HDFS 275||Diversity and Multiculturalism in Individual and Family Life (May satisfy general education category B and D) 2||3|
|HDFS 353||Children, Families and Public Policy 2||3|
|HD&E 320||Professional Issues||1|
|HDFS||Elective (HDFS 196 and 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 341||Parent-Child Relations||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.