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Family Studies & Human Development

Bachelor of Science

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  • Major Details

  • Four-Year Plan

  • AZ Transfer Course Equivalents

  • Career Planning

Major Details

College: College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
Admissions Requirements:

This major has additional admission criteria. Please see the Family Studies and Human Development requirement page for more information.
 

Website:ag.arizona.edu
Math Required:

Moderate

    The M-strand is for students who require mathematical facility at the level of at least MATH 110 (Collegiate Algebra). This strand involves reasonable facility with algebra and algebraic functions, graphs, and simple modeling. Students who choose the M-strand are prepared for further mathematical work. This work may include LING 178 (The Mathematics of Language and Linguistics), MATH 114 (Finite Mathematics), MATH 113 (Elements of Calculus), or a statistics class from outside the Mathematics Department, such as ISTA 116 (Statistical Foundations for the Information Age) or SBS 200 (Statistics for the Social Sciences).
Moderate
Second Language Required:

2 Semesters

  • Scoring the equivalent of second-semester skill level on an entrance or placement examination administered by The University of Arizona.
  • Completion with a C or better of a second semester course at the post-secondary level.
  • An AP (Advanced Placement), IB (International Baccalaureate) or CLEP (College Level Entrance Program) language score determined by the individual language department.
  • In the College of Engineering by a method determined within the College; however, all students in the college must also take a language placement examination on entrance to the University.
2 Semesters
Pre-Major: Yes
Fees: Yes
Available at:
  • Main Campus
  • UA Douglas
  • UA Online
  • UA Pinal
  • UA Pima
  • UA Santa Cruz
  • UA Sierra Vista
  • UA Yuma

Four-Year Plan

UA Course Requirements Units
1st Semester
FSHD 197A Introduction to Family Studies and Human Development 1
ENGL 101 First Year Composition 3
FSHD 117 Lifespan Human Development 3
MATH 112 College Algebra Concepts and Applications 3
PSYC 101 Intro to Psychology 3
Tier I General Education 3
2nd Semester
ENGL 102 First Year Composition 3
FSHD 257 Dynamics of Family Relations 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier I General Education 3
First Semester Second Language 4
3rd Semester
FSHD 237 Close Relationships 3
Statistics 3
Biology and Human Behavior 3
Tier I General Education 3
Second Semester Second Language 4
4th Semester
Research Methods 3
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
Tier I General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
Biology/Life Sciences 3
5th Semester
FSHD 323 Infancy/Child Development 3
FSHD 377 Adolescence 3
FSHD 384 Leadership/Ethics/Prof 3
Tier II General Education 3
Tier II General Education 3
6th Semester
FSHD 413 Issues in Aging 3
FSHD Applied Skills 3
FSHD Complementary Advanced Topics 3
Minor Course 3
Minor Course 3
7th Semester
FSHD 447A Sociocultural Context of Development or FSHD 447C Biosocial Development 3
FSHD Complementary Advanced Topic or FSHD Applied Skills 3
FCSC 301 Critical Discourse or ENGL 307 Business Writing or ENGL 308 Technical Writing 3
Minor Course 3
Minor Course 3
8th Semester
FSHD 487 Advanced Family Relation 3
Biology/Life Sciences 3
Minor Course 3
Minor Course 3
Elective - Upper Division 3

AZ Transfer Course Equivalents

This page is designed for in-state transfer students who plan to attend the University of Arizona. The information presented lists the most accurate course equivalencies and may not include all possible requirements. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to use this site for reference only and not for self-advising.

Transfer students should work with their community colleges and UA advisors to develop an individualized plan for transfer, and visit aztransfer.com

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Career Planning

The knowledge of human development, family and relationship dynamics, social and life sciences, and ethics combined with communication and leadership skills gained from a major in Family Studies and Human Development provides a strong career foundation. Graduates in Family Studies and Human Development may work in social services, community health, social work, medical research, education, or outreach and advocacy. This major is also excellent preparation for law or medical school or graduate studies in public health, social work, family studies, nonprofit management, or public policy. Some of the job titles below require an advanced degree.

Potential Career Areas

  • Human services
  • Social work
  • Policy
  • Community health
  • Cooperative extension services
  • Education
  • Outreach
  • Family legal advocacy
  • Health care
  • Gerontology

Sample Employers

  • Social services agencies
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Schools and universities
  • Health care institutions
  • Legal offices
  • Nursing homes
  • Government agencies
  • Cooperative extension offices
Job Title Salary Range
Patient Advocate $24,000 - $55,000
Family Law Mediator $27,000 - $97,000
Family/Consumer Scientist $20,000 - $50,000
Human Services Worker $15,420 - $37,550
Medical Ethicist $37,737 - $61,732
Nonprofit Program Director $35,000 - $65,000
Program Assistant $24,000 - $34,000
Health Policy Analyst $30,000 - $60,000
Community Health Worker $22,600 - $38,100
Community Organizer $18,000 - $45,000
Adult Education Instructor $23,000 - $71,000
Victim Services Specialist $20,000 - $54,000
Mental Health Advocate $38,560 - $66,970
Extension Agent $22,000 - $68,000

Sources of Information:  United States Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics (2010); DISCOVER (2011); Facts on File: Ferguson’s Career Guidance Center (2011). For more information about careers and assistance in making your career plans, contact Career Services: career@email.arizona.edu; www.career.arizona.edu.