Undergraduate Degree Offered

Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family Sciences

Degree Requirements

A total of 180 quarter credits are required to graduate, including 60 upper-division credits. Requirements include:

  1. Baccalaureate core: 48 credits plus a Writing Intensive Course (WIC) of at least 3 credits
  2. Human development and family sciences core: 40-46 credits
  3. Option: 22-44 credits
  4. Electives if needed to meet the 180 credits, 60 must be upper division

Options and Degree Guides

HDFS students choose between the following three options:

Early Childhood Option

Program Description
Early Childhood Option Degree Guide (PDF)

General HDFS Option

General Option Curriculum Checklist (PDF)

Human Services Option

Program Description
Human Services Option Degree Guide (PDF)

Transfer Information and Transfer Guides

OSU-Cascades COCC Transfer Guides

College of Public Health and Human Sciences - HDFS Transfer Guides

Petition a transfer course for an HDFS major requirement

Minors

Early Childhood Development and Education Minor
Human Development and Family Sciences Minor

Early Childhood Development and Education Minor (30 credits)

The early childhood development and education minor curriculum is offered through the human development and family sciences program. If you enjoy working with children, families, schools and communities, and want to see children progress in development in positive environments, then our ECDE minor may be for you. For non-HDFS majors only.

Early Childhood Development and Education Minor Curriculum Checklist

Human Development and Family Sciences Minor (28-31 credits)

Students minoring in Human Development and Family Sciences will learn how people change across the life course within the contexts of families, schools, and communities. This minor complements other academic degrees such as elementary education, liberal studies, psychology, and social science.

Human Development and Family Sciences Minor Curriculum Checklist

Four-Year Sample Plans

This is a sample plan intended for informational purposes only. Students will work with their OSU academic advisor to create degree plan that works best for each student based around unique interests, goals and transfer work.

HDFS Early Childhood Four-Year Plan (PDF)

HDFS General Option Four-Year Plan (PDF)

HDFS Human Services Option Four-Year Plan (PDF)