Family Life: Human Development

Family Life: Human Development
Hours46 Credit Hours
MAPMajor Academic Plan

Program Requirements

The School of Family Life requires a minimum of 18 hours of upper-division major course work to be taken in residency at BYU for this degree program. (This requirement includes taking at least 12 hours minimum of the human development core in residency at BYU.) These hours may also go toward BYU's 30-hour residency requirement for graduation.
requirement 1 Complete 1 option
Complete one of the following tracks:
option 1.1 Complete 6 groups
group 1.1.4 Complete 9.0 hours from the following course(s)
Note: Courses taken beyond the required 9 credit hours may count towards the 3 credit hour elective requirement below.
group 1.1.5 Complete 1 selection
selection Complete 3.0 hours from the following course(s)
Note 1: If SFL 490 is not used to fulfill the capstone requirement, it may be used to fulfill three credit hours of the nine credit hour requirement above.
Note 2: For SFL 399R and 403R, human development-related experiences are preferred. Only three credit hours of 399R or 403R may count toward the degree requirements. Additional credits may, however, count towards the overall 120 credit hour graduation requirement.
group 1.1.6 Complete 3.0 hours from the following course(s)
Complete 3 credit hours from any SFL courses not already taken above.
option 1.2 Complete 4 groups
group 1.2.4 Complete 6.0 hours from the following selection(s)
Complete 6 credit hours from courses not already taken above.
selection Complete up to 6.0 hours from the following course(s)
Program Outcomes

Human Development Content and Theory

Demonstrate understanding of major concepts, theories, and research findings in substantive areas of human development.

Research and Evaluation Methodologies

Critically evaluate and/or use the various methodologies used in human development research.

Effective Writing and Analysis

Write professional research papers on human development questions that demonstrate an ability to synthesize and critically evaluate research related to specific theories and/or substantive areas.