The Leadership and Entrepreneurial Professions Concentration guides students who are preparing for entry-level or long-term leadership positions in organizations that promote the optimal development of individuals and families. Students in this concentration may intend to work in organizations as directors, managers, or owners. This concentration includes coursework in finance, management, marketing, public policy, professional communication, and leadership. This concentration is also appropriate for students preparing for careers in legal services, such as lawyers or politicians. Students in this concentration may choose to pursue additional credentials in leadership, business and entrepreneurship. 

Effective Fall 2017

A minimum grade of C (2.000) is required in all courses used to satisfy the requirements of the Major in Human Development and Family Studies, Leadership and Entrepreneurial Professions Concentration. Courses used as substitutions also require a minimum grade of C (2.000).

Freshman
AUCCCredits
Select one course from the following: 3-4
Humans and Other Animals (GT-SC2)3A 
Attributes of Living Systems (GT-SC1)3A 
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
HDFS 101Individual and Family Development (GT-SS3)3C3
HDFS 277Professional Skills Development I 1
PSY 100General Psychology (GT-SS3)3C3
SOC 100General Sociology (GT-SS3)3C3
Arts and Humanities3B6
Global and Cultural Awareness3E3
Historical Perspectives3D3
Mathematics1B3
 Total Credits 31-32
Sophomore
 
Select one course from the following: 3
Writing Arguments (GT-CO3)2 
Writing in the Disciplines: Social Sciences (GT-CO3)2 
HDFS 310Infant and Child Development in Context 3
HDFS 311Adolescent/Early Adult Development in Context 3
HDFS 334Family and Parenthood Across the Life Cycle 3
Select one course from the following: 3
General Statistics  
Introduction to Statistical Methods  
Biological and Physical Sciences3A3-4
Electives 12
 Total Credits 30-31
Junior
 
HDFS 312Adult Development-Middle Age and Aging 3
HDFS 350Applied Research Methods4A3
HDFS 375Lifespan Intervention and Prevention Science 3
HDFS 402Couple and Family Studies 3
HDFS 434Risk and Resilience Across the Lifespan4B3
Leadership and Entrepreneurial Professions Concentration Courses (See list below):1 9
Electives 5
 Total Credits 29
Senior
 
HDFS 475Entrepreneurs and Leaders in Human Services 3
HDFS 477Professional Skills Development II 1
HDFS 488E2Field Placement: Leadership/Entrepreneurship 5-8
HDFS 492Seminar-Program Proposal Development4C3
Leadership and Entrepreneurial Professions Concentration Course (See list below):1 3
Electives3 11-14
 Total Credits 29
 Program Total Credits: 120

Leadership and Entrepreneurial Professions Courses1

Code Title AUCC Credits
ACT 205 Fundamentals of Accounting 3
BUS 205 Legal and Ethical Issues in Business 3
ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics (GT-SS1) 4 3C 3
ECON 204 Principles of Macroeconomics (GT-SS1) 4 3C 3
ECON 211 Gender in the Economy (GT-SS1) 4 3E 3
ETST 404 Race Formation in the United States 3
ETST 405 Ethnicity, Class, and Gender in the U.S. 3
FACS 320 Finance-Personal and Family 3
FIN 305 Fundamentals of Finance 3
HDFS 201 Perspectives in Gerontology 3
HDFS 403 Families in the Legal Environment 3
One course from the following may count toward this concentration: 3
Socioemotional Development in Childhood
Developmental Transitions in Adolescence
Mental and Physical Health in Adulthood
HDFS 439 Administration of Early Childhood Programs 3
HDFS 470 Campus Connections–Mentoring At-Risk Youth 3
HDFS 484 Supervised College Teaching 1-3
HDFS 497A Group Study: Peer Advising 5 1-3
HDFS 497B Group Study: Undergraduate Outreach and Leadership 5 1-3
HDFS 497C Group Study: Student Respect/Wellness Education 5 1-3
HDFS 497D Group Study: Asian/Pacific American Cultural Center 5 1-3
HDFS 497E Group Study: Rites of Passage Mentoring Program 1
IU 170 A Call to Lead I: Theories and Skills 2
IU 270 Leadership Styles I: Personal Application 2
IU 470 Effective Leadership I: Success as a Leader 3
JTC 316 Multiculturalism and the Media 3
MGT 305 Fundamentals of Management 3
MGT 340 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3
MGT 360 Social and Sustainable Venturing 3
MKT 305 Fundamentals of Marketing 3
PHIL 205 Introduction to Ethics 3
POLS 460 Public Policy Process 3
SOC 332 Comparative Majority-Minority Relations 3
SPCM 334 Co-Cultural Communication 3
SPCM 335 Gender and Communication 3
SPCM 436 Conflict Management and Communication 3
1

Of the 12 required credits of concentration elective courses, a minimum of 6 credits must be HDFS courses and a minimum of 9 credits must be upper-division (300- to 400-level). Courses may not double-count for more than one HDFS concentration.

2

Students with substantial career-relevant experience may petition to replace HDFS 488E with a three-course upper-division (300- to 400-level) cognate defined with and approved by the advisor. The additional 1-4 credits required for the cognate can be double-counted as electives but not as concentration courses.

3

Select enough elective credits to bring the program to a minimum of 120 credits, of which at least 42 must be upper-division (300- to 400-level).

4

Courses selected to fulfill All-University Core Curriculum (AUCC) requirements may not double count toward the Leadership and Entrepreneurial Professions Concentration Course requirement.

5

Students in the concentration may select a maximum of 6 credits of HDFS 497A, HDFS 497B, HDFS 497C, HDFS 497D, HDFS 497E, with a maximum of 3 credits per subtopic.

Distinctive Requirements for Degree Program:
Human Development and Family Studies is an open-entry major for freshmen. For sophomores and above, students must complete and/or be enrolled in HDFS 101, PSY 100 or SOC 100 in order to declare HDFS.  HDFS subject code courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher. Students will be required to pass a criminal arrest record background check prior to participating in the internship course their senior year. The internship comprises the HDFS 477 and HDFS 488E courses which must be taken concurrently. Students will complete a graduation contract with an HDFS Academic Advisor during the first two weeks of the semester in which they are graduating. 
 

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2) X1A3
HDFS 101Individual and Family Development (GT-SS3)X 3C3
HDFS 277Professional Skills Development I X 1
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Historical Perspectives  3D3
Mathematics  1B3
 Total Credits   16
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   3-4
Humans and Other Animals (GT-SC2) X3A 
Attributes of Living Systems (GT-SC1) X3A 
PSY 100General Psychology (GT-SS3) X3C3
SOC 100General Sociology (GT-SS3) X3C3
Arts and Humanities  3B3
Global and Cultural Awareness  3E3
CO 150, HDFS 277, and AUCC 1B (MATH) requirement must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   15
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
HDFS 310Infant and Child Development in ContextX  3
HDFS 334Family and Parenthood Across the Life Cycle X 3
Biological and Physical Sciences  3A3-4
Electives   6
 Total Credits   16
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
Select one course from the following:   3
Writing Arguments (GT-CO3) X2 
Writing in the Disciplines: Social Sciences (GT-CO3) X2 
HDFS 311Adolescent/Early Adult Development in ContextX  3
Select one course from the following:   3
General Statistics X  
Introduction to Statistical Methods X  
Electives   6
 Total Credits   15
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
HDFS 312Adult Development-Middle Age and Aging X 3
HDFS 350Applied Research Methods X4A3
HDFS 375Lifespan Intervention and Prevention Science X 3
Leadership and Entrepreneurial Professions Concentration Course (See Department List on Concentration Requirements tab)   3
Elective   2
STAT 201 or STAT 301 must be completed by the end of Semester 5.X   
 Total Credits   14
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
HDFS 402Couple and Family Studies X 3
HDFS 434Risk and Resilience Across the Lifespan X4B3
Leadership and Entrepreneurial Professions Concentration Courses (See Department List on Concentration Requirements tab)   6
Elective   3
 Total Credits   15
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
HDFS 475Entrepreneurs and Leaders in Human Services   3
HDFS 477Professional Skills Development II   1
HDFS 488EField Placement: Leadership/Entrepreneurship   5-8
Electives   2-5
HDFS 350 must be completed by the end of Semester 7.X   
 Total Credits   14
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
HDFS 492Seminar-Program Proposal DevelopmentX 4C3
Leadership and Entrepreneurial Professions Concentration Course (See Department List on Concentration Requirements tab)X  3
ElectivesX  9
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   15
 Program Total Credits:   120