Human Development & Family Studies (HDFS)
General Education and HDFS Core Requirements
Requirements for the B.S. in ACES, major in
Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS)
All students in the Human Development and Family Studies major complete course work satisfying the University's General Education requirements, core courses required for all HDFS majors, plus additional courses required for their HDFS concentration.
General Education Requirements
Composition and Speech
RHET 105 - Principles of Composition and CMN 101 - Public Speaking, or
CMN 111 - Oral & Written Comm I and CMN 112 - Oral & Written Comm II
Select from Campus Approved list. (NOTE: This requirement will be satisfied with a required HDFS course.)
Course work or proficiency at or beyond the third level is required for graduation.
Select one Western culture and one Non-Western/U.S. Minority culture course from Campus Approved lists.
Quantitative Reasoning I
Mathematics - choose one of the following:
- MATH 124 - Finite Mathematics, or
- MATH 220 - Calculus, or
- MATH 221 - Calculus I, or
- MATH 234 - Calculus for Business I
Quantitative Reasoning II
Statistics - choose one of the following:
- ACE 261 - Applied Statistical Methods
- CPSC 241 - Intro to Applied Statistics
- ECON 202 - Economic Statistics I
- MATH 161 - Statistics
- PSYC 235 - Intro to Statistics
- SOC 280 - Intro to Social Statistics
- STAT 100 - Statistics
Natural Sciences and Technology
ANTH 143 - Biology of Human Behavior
Select one additional Natural Science course from Campus Approved list.
Humanities and the Arts
Select two courses from Campus Approved list.
Social and Behavioral Sciences
PSYC 100 - Intro to Psych
SOC 100 - Introduction to Sociology
Economics - Choose one of the following:
- ACE 100 - Agr Cons and Resource Econ, or
- ECON 102 - Microeconomic Principles, or
- ECON 103 - Macroeconomic Principles
HDFS Core Requirements
HDFS 105 - Intro to Human Development
HDFS 120 - Intro to Family Studies
HDFS 220 - Families in Global Perspective
HDFS 290 - Intro to Research Methods
ACES 101 - Contemporary Issues in ACES (not required for transfer students)
ACE 161 - Microcomputer Applications
CHLH 100 - Contemporary Health or FSHN 120 - Contemporary Nutrition
ACES Electives (two or more courses from ACES subjects other than HDFS - click here for a list of common ACES electives)
HDFS Concentration Requirements
Choose one concentration:
Additional course work of your choosing to total 126 hours required for graduation.
A minimum of 60 hours must be earned in courses taken on the UIUC campus, to include at least 21 hours earned in 300- or 400-level courses.