The Prevention Science Specialization coursework focuses on lifespan developmental processes 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 this specialization enter careers in managing prevention and intervention programs in human services and the non-profit sector, program evaluation, policy analysis, and education.
Effective Fall 2023
|HDFS 500||Issues in Human Development & Family Studies||3|
|HDFS 524||Family Studies||3|
|HDFS 549||Research Methods I||3|
|HDFS 550||Research Methods II||3|
|HDFS 592||Grant Writing--Research/Program Development||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 6 credits from the following:||6|
|Early Child Development|
|Adult Development and Aging|
|Aging and the Family|
|Family Issues: Intimacy and Human Sexuality|
|Family Issues: Parenting|
|Seminar: Lifespan Socioemotional Development|
|Seminar: Lifespan Cognitive Development|
|HDFS 693||Capstone Seminar||3|
|Program Total Credits:||42|
A minimum of 42 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 42 credits.