Coursework in the Prevention Science specialization focuses on the processes of lifespan development and normative family functioning, as well as theories of prevention science and risk and resilience. Students gain skills such as program planning and evaluation, program administration, grant writing, research design, and technical communication. Graduates of the Prevention Science program enter careers in program evaluation, policy analysis, education, and the management of prevention and intervention programs in human services. For students who are interested in prevention-oriented research careers, this specialization articulates well with the Applied Developmental Science doctoral program.
For more information, please visit Department of Human Development & Family Studies Prevention Science Program.
Effective Fall 2015
|HDFS 500||Issues in Human Development and Family Studies||3|
|HDFS 501||Readings in the Discipline||1|
|HDFS 524||Family Theory||3|
|HDFS 549||Research Methods I||3|
|HDFS 550||Research Methods II||3|
|HDFS 592||Grant Writing-Human Services and Research||3|
|HDFS 607||Prevention Science Across the Lifespan||3|
|HDFS 608||Program Planning and Implementation||3|
|HDFS 609||Prevention Program Evaluation||3|
|HDFS 610||Risk and Resilience||3|
|HDFS 650||Multivariate Research Methods I||3|
|Select at least two from the following:||6|
|Early Child Development|
|Adult Development and Aging|
|Theories of Applied Developmental Science|
A minimum of 43 credits are required to complete this program.
Select enough 500-level or above elective credits with approval of advisor and graduate committee to bring the program total to 43 credits.