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2020-2021 General Catalog 
  
2020-2021 General Catalog

Human Development and Family Studies: Family Finance Emphasis - BA, BS


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Department of Human Development and Family Studies

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  • Following is a sample four-year plan. Please note that student-specific plans may differ.
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Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits 120

 

Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA
Credits of C- or better 100 Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above) 40
Total USU Credits 30 Upper-division USU Credits 20
USU Credits within the Major 10 Credits in Minor (if required) 12
Credits in Major see below Credits in American Institutions 3
General Education Requirements   see link University Studies Depth Requirements    see link
NOTES: The highest math requirement for this degree is STAT 1040: Introduction to Statistics (QL)  or STAT 1045: Introduction to Statistics with Elements of Algebra (QL) .

 

Admissions Requirements for this Program

New freshmen Admitted to USU in Good Standing

 

Transfer students from other institutions or other programs at USU  Overall 3.0 GPA

Completion of at least 24 semester credits (including HDFS 1500 , HDFS 2000 HDFS 2400 , STAT 1040  or STAT 1045 )

Overall GPA of 3.0 (an overall 3.0 GPA is required to move from the pre-major to full major, and for graduation as well) A grade of C or better is required in all major coursework including the pre-major courses, and the respective required statistics courses.

First Year

 Fall Semester

Credits

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Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

ENGL 1010: Introduction to Writing: Academic Prose (CL1)   3     ENGL 2010: Intermediate Writing: Research Writing in a Persuasive Mode (CL2)   3    
HDFS 1500: Human Development Across the Lifespan (BSS)   3     HDFS 2000: Careers and Life Planning in HDFS   3    
STAT 1040: Introduction to Statistics (QL)  or STAT 1045: Introduction to Statistics with Elements of Algebra (QL)   3  or 5     HDFS 2400: Marriage and Family Relationships (BSS)   3    
Breadth Life Sciences (BLS)   3 click on the link to see options PSY 3010: Psychological Statistics (QI)   4    
Breadth American Institutions (BAI)   3 click on the link to see options Breadth Humanities (BHU)   3 click on the link to see options
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Second Year

 Fall Semester

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Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

HDFS 2660: Parenting and Child Guidance (HR)   3     HDFS 3210: Families and Cultural Diversity (CI)   3    
HDFS 3130: Research Methods (QI)   3     Depth Life and Physical Sciences (DSC)   3 click on the link to see options
HDFS 3350: Family Finance (DSS)   3     HDFS 3100: Abuse and Neglect in Family Context   3    
Breadth Creative Arts (BCA)   3 click on the link to see options Depth Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA)   2-3 click on the link to see options
Breadth Physical Sciences (BPS)   3 click on the link to see options Elective 3  
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Third Year

 Fall Semester

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Spring Semester

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General Education Info and Notes:

HDFS 3110: Human Sexuality   3     HDFS 4460: Financial Counseling   3    
HDFS 3450: Consumer Credit Problems   3     HDFS 4900: Pre-Practicum and Professional Development (CI)   3    
HDFS 4350: Advanced Family Finance   3     HDFS 5340: Housing Finance and Regulations   3    
Elective 3   Communications Intensive (CI) Course   3  
Elective 3   Elective (HDFS 5550: Financial Coaching  strongly recommended) 3  
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Fourth Year

 Fall Semester

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Spring Semester

Credits

General Education Info and Notes:

HDFS 4980: Practicum   1-12   Enroll in 3 credits HDFS 5950: Financial Counseling Practicum   3    
Elective 3   Elective 3  
Elective 3   Elective 3  
Elective 3   Elective 3  
Elective 3   Elective 3  
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