The Human Development and Family Science BS, MS Double Dawg program allows students to learn about the developmental progression of individuals from the prenatal period to the end of life through an interdisciplinary perspective.

Admittance to the DD Pathway is available for the Non-Thesis and Thesis Options at this time. Apply now!

Coursework

The coursework focuses on the interactions among individuals, families, communities, and society. 

The undergraduate coursework for this dual degree program will focus on the coursework required by NCFR to prepare students to work with families through Family Life Education, and the graduate coursework will enable students to choose an area of interest as they continue to learn about theory, research and practice. The areas of interest include Health Promotion, Organizational Development, Nonprofits and Social Entrepreneurship, and Life Course and Gerontology and are noted in the Sample Program of Study as graduate electives. Click here to learn more details about careers in Family Life Education. 

Sample Program of Study

*Courses in the Sample Program of Study that are red count towards undergraduate and graduate degrees. 

Sample Area of Interest Coursework

Who is Eligible?

Human Development and Family Science majors can apply to be admitted to the Double Dawg Pathway (fall of year 3), which allows them to begin taking graduate level coursework, with the intention of applying to the graduate program (fall of year 4). Admittance to the pathway does not guarantee admittance into the graduate program.

Pathway Application, Fall of Year 3

Pathway applicants will be required to provide a transcript demonstrating achievement in their coursework, including a 3.3 Overall GPA, and a 3.5 Major GPA. Students will be required to have completed, or be in the process of completing 60 course credit hours. 

If you are interested in applying to the pathway, please complete the application using the "Apply" Button.

Each Double Dawg program has its own requirements for graduate admission, and admittance into the Pathway does not mean that you are accepted into the graduate program.

Graduate Program Application, Fall of Year 4

Graduate program applicants will be required to provide a statement of purpose, 3 letters of recommendation and a resume. Students will be required to provide a transcript demonstrating achievement in their coursework, including a 3.3 Overall GPA, and grades of a “B” or better in HDFS 6130 (Family Policy), HDFS 6860 (Parent Education and Child Guidance (currently in the approval process to be Parenting and Child Guidance) and HDFS 5110 (Research Methods). Students will be required to have completed, or be in the process of completing 90 course credit hours.