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Human Development & Family Studies Minor

Providing an interdisciplinary approach to study and work with individuals and families.

The Human Development and Family Studies Minor offers students a collection of courses examining the fundamentals of human development through courses exploring family dynamics and relationships. Students pursuing Human Development and Family Studies may choose from a variety of HDFS courses based on their major, interest, and focus. In doing so, they gain knowledge and experience in the science of human growth and development, human interaction, and family relationships. Graduates work in careers that promote healthy development and positive family functioning across the lifespan, such as: Social Services Case Worker, Provider at Residential Treatment Center, Youth Organization Worker, Program Director for Youth, Family or Senior Citizen Center.

Still deciding? Reflecting on your values, interests, personality traits, and skills will provide valuable insight as you explore major and career choices. FOCUS 2 CAREER, a self-guided assessment, education and career planning program, will help you do just that. SDSU students may access FOCUS 2 CAREER by using the code: jacks. After completing FOCUS 2 CAREER, you may find it helpful to discuss your results with a career coach in the Office of Career Development.