Admission into the Minor

Students who choose to declare a minor must meet with an advisor in the minor department. Students should complete the Change of Major/Minor Application online under the Student tab of myBama before or during the third year of full-time enrollment. A minor in human development and family studies is available to students outside of the majors in human development and family studies or early childhood education.

Code and Title Hours
Minor Courses
HD 202Child Dev-Infancy/Todlr3
HD 205Early and Middle Child Dev3
HD 302Child Dev-Adolescence3
HD 382Parent And Family Devt3
HD 462Interpersonal Relationships3
Select three hours of HD elective 300 or 400 level3
Total Hours18

Grade Point Average

A 2.0 grade point average in the minor is required for completion of the degree. The minor GPA is calculated based on all courses applicable to the minor the student has attempted at UA. Please see the Grades and Grade Points section of this catalog for an explanation on grade point average calculations.

Upper-level Residency

A minimum of six hours of 300- and 400-level courses in the minor must be earned on this campus.

Ancillary Courses

This minor does not require ancillary courses.

Additional Minor Requirements

Students are responsible for ensuring that they have met all University, College, major and minor requirements. However, each student must meet with an adviser in the major department for academic planning and to be cleared for registration each semester. College advisers are also available for additional assistance with minor, College and University requirements. Students are not permitted to count the same required course towards completion of a major or second minor within the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. A minor in human development and family studies is available to students outside of the majors in human development and family studies or early childhood education.