Minor in Human Development and Family Relations

School of Education & Human Development

Overview

Degree: Minor

Clasroom Type: Online and on campus classes

Designed to enhance your academic and career options, CU Denver’s minor in Human Development and Family Relations prepares undergraduate students to serve culturally and linguistically diverse families and individuals in a variety of community and social service settings.

Program Details

Interest Categories: Education & Counseling

Campus: CU Denver Online

What you'll learn

Designed to enhance your academic and career options, CU Denver's minor in Human Development and Family Relations prepares undergraduate students to view culturally and linguistically diverse families from a strengths-based perspective and to serve them in a variety of community and social service settings.

This minor provides a strong foundation for students who wish to go to law school for child and family law, medical school for pediatrics or family medicine, social work, graduate school or counseling education. It is offered in on-campus, hybrid and online formats.

This minor pairs nicely with a range of majors including but not limited to: Communications, Criminal Justice, Education, Ethnic Studies, Nursing, Political Science, Public Health, Psychology, Spanish, Sociology and other Humanities and Social Sciences majors. For students considering a teaching career, our classes address many issues facing families today and are an excellent addition to the education curriculum.

The University of Colorado Denver offers on-campus and hybrid versions of the Human Development and Family Relations minor. We foster a closely knit, dedicated community of students, each of whom is mentored by professors who care. We walk alongside you from the first class to the last, supporting you each step of the way.

Our students may choose from the following concentrations or create a unique blend of minor courses:

  • Bilingual (Spanish) Family and Community Services
  • Family Gerontology
  • Pre-Higher Education and Student Affairs
  • Leadership and Community-based Organizations
  • Pre-individual, Couple and Family Therapy/Counseling
  • Additional options: Students may enroll in courses in the program areas listed below. For additional information, please contact the advisor or program leader.
    • Early Childhood Education
    • Educational Foundations
    • Literacy Education

Minor Requirements

A minimum of 15 credit hours of the following courses, with grade C or better, is required to minor in HDFR. At least nine credit hours must be completed at CU Denver.

Choose one course (3 credits)

HDFR 2000 Introduction to Family and Community Services

HDFR 2200 Love, Family and Human Development

Choose any 4 courses or combination of courses from below (12 credits):

Any HDFR courses (HDFR 1000, 1010, 1080, 2000, 2110, 2200, 2080, 3020, 3050, 3100, 3250, 3400, 4001, 4002, 4003, 4004, 4010, 4040, 4045, 4075, 4080, 4090, 4200, 4260, 4300, 4888, 4850 or other new HDFR courses)

ECED 4030 Nutrition, Health, and Safety

ECED 4070 Development and Education of Infant and Toddlers

EDFN 1000 Equality, Rights & Education

EDFN 3000 Undocumented Mexican Immigration

EDFN 4000 Food Justice in City & Schools

EDHD 2050 Current Topics in Education and Human Development (Program Leader approval required)

EDHD 2840 Independent Study in Education & Human Development (Program Leader approval required)

EDHD 2910 Service Learning in Education and Human Development (Program Leader approval required)

EDHD 4050 Special Topics in Education and Human Development (Program Leader approval required)

LCRT 2000 Rebels, Villains, & Superheroes: How Children's Literature Shapes Our Identities

LCRT 3815 Once Upon a Time: Family Literacies in Culturally Diverse Communities

Required Credits for Completion:15 Credits

Admission Requirements


Declare the minor today by filling out the SEHD Student Major, Track, or Minor Change Form

Questions?

Contact the HDFR academic advisor Rosalinda Martinez

Rosalinda.Martinez@ucdenver.edu 

Contact the HDFR program leader Dr. Ruben Viramontez Anguiano

Ruben.anguiano@ucdenver.edu

303-315-0089

For more information, email education@ucdenver.edu or call 303.315.6300.