2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Oct 27, 2020  
2009-2010 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) Major

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Andrew Stremmel, Head
Department of Human Development
SNF 369
e-mail: Andrew.Stremmel@sdstate.edu

Requirements for Human Development and Family Studies Major:

Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences

Freshman Year:

Sophomore Year:


  • SGR Goal 4: Humanities and Arts/Electives Credits: 3*

Fall or Spring

  • SGR Goal 6: Natural Science Credits: 3*
  • IGR Goal 1: Land and Natural Resources Credits: 3**
  • IGR Goal 3: Social Responsibility/Cultural and Aesthetic Awareness Credits: 3**

Junior Year:


  • Electives/Emphasis Area Credits: 3-5

Fall or Spring

  • Elective Credits: 1


  • Electives/Emphasis Area Credits: 3-5

Senior Year:


A pre-graduation check is required 1 semester before graduation semester. A Graduation Application must be completed at beginning of graduation semester.

Agrade of “D” on courses in the major cannot be counted and course must be repeated. Any required course with a department/program prefix is considered a course in the major.

Curriculum Notes:

* The 30 credit Board of Regents System General Education Requirements (SGRs) must be completed as part of a student’s first 64 credits.

** South Dakota State University has an 8-9 credit Institutional Graduation Requirement (IGRs).

(G) Globalization Requirement.

(AW) Advanced Writing Requirement.

Students must take the proficiency examination after completing 48 credits. English 101, and a course in each of the General Education areas of social science, mathematics, natural science, and humanities and arts must be taken prior to taking this exam.

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