2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Apr 22, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]


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Human Development and Family Services (A.S.)



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Program Coordinator/Contact

Amber Letcher, Associate Professor
Department of Counseling and Human Development
Wenona Hall 314
605-688-4941

Program Information

The Human Development and Family Services program involves the study of lifespan development in the context of family, community and society. The Human Development and Family Services major prepares students for careers assisting prevention specialists, advocates, and educators working with children and families.  Graduates will be employable in schools, hospitals, clinics, childcare facilities, and non-profit organizations. Completion of the Human Development and Family Services associate’s degree will allow students to transfer 60 credits of coursework into the B.S. in Human Development and Family Studies .

Student Learning Outcomes

Students with a major in Human Development and Human Services will be able to:

  • Identify the effects of diverse environments on the development of individuals and families. (Cross-curricular Skill: Diversity, Inclusion and Equity)
  • Apply knowledge of human development and family theories and concepts to the experiences of individuals, couples, and families. (Cross-curricular Skill: Critical and Creative Thinking)
  • Apply human development and family theories to explain and improve individual growth and family interaction. (Cross-curricular Skill: Problem Solving)
  • Reflect on their experience of participating in community-based programs. (Cross-curricular Skill: Civic Knowledge and Engagement)
  • Demonstrate effective written and oral communication skills in a group setting. (Cross-curricular Skill: Teamwork)

Academic Requirements

Students must receive a C or better grade in all HDFS prefix courses. 

Course Delivery Format

The program is offered at the Community College for Sioux Falls campus with courses delivered face-to-face and online.

Requirements for Human Development and Family Services Major: 60 Credits


Associate of Science in Education and Human Sciences

System General Education Requirements


Supporting Coursework


Electives


Taken as needed to complete any additional degree requirements.

Total Required Credits: 60


Summary of Program Requirements


Associate of Science in Education and Human Sciences

System General Education Requirements 24 Credit Hours
Major Requirements 26 Credit Hours
Supporting Coursework 3 Credit Hours
Electives** 7 Credit Hours

**Taken as needed to complete any additional degree requirements.

Academic Advising Guide Sheet


The goal of the academic advising guide sheets and sample plans of study is to promote undergraduate student success by guiding all students to timely completion of an undergraduate degree. Students are not limited to the course sequence provided for their academic program. Instead, the sample plan of study is one possible path to completing your degree and is meant to be used as a guide for planning purposes in consultation with an academic advisor. The plans also help students prepare for meetings with their academic advisor and track their progress in their selected academic program.

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