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Academic Program Guide

Human Development and Family Sciences

ACADEMIC MAP (Effective Summer 2024 and after)

*Please Note: Face-to-face/in-person instruction of this program is available ONLY at the main campus in Tallahassee, FL. This program is NOT available via Online/Distance Learning.*

This map is a term-by-term sample course schedule. The milestones listed to the right of each term are designed to keep you on course to graduate in four years. The Sample Schedule serves as a general guideline to help you build a full schedule each term. The General Education and Elective courses must be selected to satisfy all area and diversity requirements unless your program meets these requirements with major courses. Milestones are courses and special requirements necessary for timely progress to complete a major. Missing milestones will result in one of two types of map registration stops. The first level (Degree Map Off-Track) is placed following grade posting if the student has missed a milestone (course and/or GPA) for the first time in the major. If a student is in non-compliance with milestones for two (2) consecutive semesters (excluding summers), a Major Change Required stop is placed on the student's registration.

The Human Development and Family Sciences program introduces students to applied developmental sciences, with an emphasis on the development process within family contexts and in different settings. It provides students with an introduction to working in applied settings, including hospitals, human service agencies, education, and child care settings. The program requires a 12-hour minor or area of concentration in one of a variety of other academic areas which is individually planned and designed to enhance each student’s breadth and/or marketability. With early planning, double majoring or double minoring is a possibility and is encouraged.

Mapping Coordinator: Amy Sanderson

Sample Schedule and Required Milestones by Term

Sample Schedule: Term 1 hrs
ENC1101 Freshman Composition3
GE Core Mathematics3
GE History3
CGS2060 Digital Literacy3
GE Core Social Science3
Required Milestones: Term 1
Complete ENC1101 ( ≥ C minus )
Sample Schedule: Term 2 hrs
ENC2135 Research, Genre, and Context3
GE Core Humanities/Cultural Practice3
GE Natural Science3
GE Social Science3
CHD2220 Child Growth and Development3
Required Milestones: Term 2
Complete ENC2135 ( ≥ C minus )
Complete 1st GE Mathematics course ( ≥ C minus )
Complete CHD2220 with a B minus or better
Sample Schedule: Term 3 hrs
FAD2230 Family Relationships3
GE Humanities/Cultural Practice3
GE Mathematics or Statistics (STA2122 Applied Statistics recommended)3
Diversity course3
Required Milestones: Term 3
Complete FAD2230 with a B minus or better
Complete 2nd GE Mathematics or Statistics course (recommend Statistics; STA2xxx) w a B minus or better)
Sample Schedule: Term 4 hrs
CHD3432 Contexts of Adolescent Development3
GE Core Natural Science w/Lab4
Diversity course3
Required Milestones: Term 4
Complete CHD3243 with a B minus or better
Complete STA2xxx with a B minus or better
Sample Schedule: Term 5 hrs
FAD3343 Contexts of Adult Development and Aging3
Required college Elective course3
Concentration course3
Concentration course3
Required Milestones: Term 5
Complete Required college Elective course.
Civics Literacy requirement
Sample Schedule: Term 6 hrs
CHD4537 Parenting3
CHD4630 Methods of Studying Families and Children3
Concentration course3
Concentration course3
SPC1017 Speech or other approved Oral Communication Competency course3
Required Milestones: Term 6
Complete four major/concentration courses
Sample Schedule: Term 7 hrs
FAD4932 Pre-Professional Development3
FAD4265 Family Diversity3
Required Milestones: Term 7
Complete a Pre-Graduation Check
Sample Schedule: Term 8 hrs
FAD4805 Practicum in Family & Child Science6
CHD4615 Public Policy: Child and Family Issues3
Required Milestones: Term 8
Apply for graduation in 1st two weeks

Employment Information
Job Titles Related to this Major (Bachelor's Level): Academic Advisor, Adoption Specialist, Child Development Specialist, Child Protective Investigator , Child Support Investigator, Cooperative Extension Agent, Corrections Officer, Divorce/Family Mediator, Educational/Activities Program Director, Employee . Assistance Specialist, Family Advocate, Family Life Educator, Family Planning Counselor, Family Financial Educator, Family Support Worker, Foster Care Case Manager, Homeless Coalition Program Director, Juvenile Probation Officer, Legislative Analyst, Long-term Care Coordinator, Parent Educator, Preschool Teacher, Residential Care Counselor, Sexual Health Coordinator, Social and Community Services Manager, Veterans Support Specialist, Youth Services Caseworker

Representative Employers: 4-H, Academic Advising/Student Services, Adoption and Foster Care, Adult Education Centers, Child Protective Services, Community Action Programs, Community Education/Extension, Community Health Centers, Correctional Facilities, Courts, Criminal Justice, Crises Centers, Crisis or Hotline Services, Disability Services, Divorce Mediation, Domestic Violence Prevention, Drug/Alcohol Rehab Centers, Early Childhood Family Education, Employee Assistance Programs, Head Start & Early Head Start, Health Care, Health Promotion Organizations, Homeless Coalition, Hospice, Hospitals, Marriage & Couple Relationship Education & Enrichment, Military Family Support, Neighborhood Youth Corporations, Nursing Homes, Parenting Centers, Peace Corp ., Planned Parenthood, Preschool/Daycare, Recreation Programs, Research, Residential Treatment, Schools - Public & Private, Senior Citizen Programs, Sexuality Education, Social Security, Social Welfare Offices, Transitional Housing Programs, Vocational Rehabilitation & Job Training, Women's Centers, Work Life Balance, Veterans Administration , YMCA/YWCA, Youth Organizations

International Opportunities: International study is available for all students and may include opportunities for internships or taking course work towards various majors and minors. International study may have an impact on the MAP; therefore, it is important to consult with the academic advisor before participating. Interested students can find information about international study, research, internships, and service opportunities at:

This Map is not a contract, either expressed or implied, between the University and the student, but represents a flexible program of the current curriculum which may be altered from time to time to carry out the academic objectives of the University. The University specifically reserves the right to change, delete or add to any Map at any time within the student’s period of study at the University.

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