Jan 30, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate and Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Development and Family Sciences, B.S. / M.S.

The Accelerated Bachelor’s to Master’s (ABM) degree is a program option for students planning to pursue a variety of areas in the job market including, but not limited to, working with children, youth and families, social services, community development, extension services, health and wellness programs, patient experiences or advocacy, professional health careers, and higher education. Qualified undergraduate students are provided the opportunity to complete the graduate application process during their junior year when 90 hours with a GPA of 3.0 or higher have been successfully completed and, if accepted, begin graduate work during their senior year to finish both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in a total of five years. Students will complete 9 hours of graduate coursework in Human Development and Family Sciences that will count toward both the undergraduate and master’s degree requirements. Both a thesis and non-thesis option are available. Undergraduate students are advised by the COHS Advising and Retention Office during their application and undergraduate course work. When students begin to take graduate courses during their fourth year, they will also be advised by a graduate program faculty member in HDFS.