The Prevention and Intervention Sciences Concentration is designed for students who are preparing for careers in the helping and human services professions such as counselors, educators, and social service providers, as well as for students seeking a research career in human development and family studies or a related field. This concentration is an excellent choice for students interested in careers requiring either a bachelor's degree or additional credentials. Concentration coursework emphasizes evidence-based programs, and students will learn how to design and implement community-based prevention and intervention programs for youth, adults, and families. Students can either focus on a specific aspect of the lifespan or choose courses across the lifespan. 

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, Prevention and Intervention Sciences 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
Elective 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
Prevention and Intervention Science Concentration Course (See list below)1 9
Electives 5
 Total Credits 29
Senior
 
HDFS 477Professional Skills Development II 1
HDFS 488D2Field Placement: Prevention/Intervention Science 5-8
HDFS 492Seminar-Program Proposal Development4C3
Prevention and Intervention Science Concentration Courses (See list below)1 6
Electives3 11-14
 Total Credits 29
 Program Total Credits: 120

Prevention and Intervention Science Concentration Courses1

ANTH 441Method in Cultural Anthropology3
ANTH 443Ethnographic Field Methods3
ETST 404Race Formation in the United States3
ETST 405Ethnicity, Class, and Gender in the U.S.3
FACS 320Finance-Personal and Family3
HDFS 201Perspectives in Gerontology3
HDFS 286Practicum-Professional Skills3
HDFS 332Death, Dying, and Grief3
HDFS 403Families in the Legal Environment3
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 470Campus Connections–Mentoring At-Risk Youth3
HDFS 484Supervised College Teaching1-3
HDFS 498AResearch: Human Development1-3
HDFS 498BResearch: Family Studies1-3
HDFS 499Thesis1-6
HONR 499Senior Honors Thesis3
IE 470Women and Development3
IE 471Children and Youth in Global Context3
MU 241Introduction to Music Therapy3
OT 355The Disability Experience in Society2
PHIL 327Philosophy of Behavioral Sciences3
PHIL 415Logic and Scientific Method3
POLS 460Public Policy Process3
PSY 328Psychology of Human Sexuality3
PSY 310Basic Counseling Skills3
PSY 327Psychology of Women3
PSY 370Psychological Measurement and Testing3
PSY 460Child Exceptionality and Psychopathology3
PSY 492ASeminar: Applied Social Psychology1-3
PSY 492BSeminar: Cognitive Psychology1-3
PSY 492CSeminar: Counseling/Clinical Psychology1-3
PSY 492DSeminar: Industrial/Organizational Psychology1-3
PSY 492ESeminar: Perceptual and Brain Sciences1-3
PSY 492FSeminar: Special Topics in Psychology1-3
SOC 311Methods of Sociological Inquiry3
SOC 344Health, Medicine, and Society3
SOWK 371ASocial Work with Selected Populations: Children and Families3
SOWK 371BSocial Work with Selected Populations: Juvenile Offenders3
SOWK 371CSocial Work with Selected Populations: Adult Offenders3
SOWK 371DSocial Work with Selected Populations: Substance Abusers3
SOWK 371ESocial Work with Selected Populations: Social Gerontology3
STAT 340Multiple Regression Analysis3
STAT 372Data Analysis Tools3
1

Of the 15 credits of concentration courses, a minimum of 9 credits must be HDFS courses and a minimum of 12 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 488D with a three-course upper-division 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).

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 orSOC 100 in order to declare HDFS.  HDFS subject code courses must be completed with a grade of C (2.000) 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 488D 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 Context X 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
Prevention and Intervention Science 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
Prevention and Intervention Science Concentration Courses (See Department List on Concentration Requirements tab)   6
Elective   3
 Total Credits   15
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
HDFS 477Professional Skills Development II   1
HDFS 488DField Placement: Prevention/Intervention Science   5-8
Prevention and Intervention Science Concentration Course (See Department List on Concentration Requirements tab)   3
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
Prevention and Intervention Science 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