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Department of Counseling and Human Services

College of Education

HDAL Minor

Human Development and Learning Minor

The Human Development and Learning minor is offered through the Human Services program and is designed to provide students with a solid knowledge base in human development through the life span. Students wanting additional exposure to family development, working with groups, or educational psychology have those choices as electives within the minor. The Human Development and Learning minor prepares students for entry-level careers or graduate study in a variety of fields such as counseling, school counseling, early childhood education, psychology, education non-licensure programs, criminal justice, social work, and marriage and family therapy.

The Human Development and Learning minor is a suitable minor for students majoring in early childhood education, communication, special education, social work, criminal justice, psychology, and many other disciplines.

Please keep in mind that it is required for students who are interested in pursuing a minor to meet with and work with an advisor. It is important to meet with an advisor early to make a plan for taking classes. Please contact Dr. Mary Langenbrunner ( / 439-7681) or Dr. Jamie Branam Kridler ( / 439-7667) for more information or advisement.

The minor in Human Development and Learning (HDAL) consists of 18 credit hours. Nine (9) credit hours of the total minor must be Upper division Courses.

Minor requirements: 18 credit hours. A grade of "C-" or above must be earned in all minor courses. Minor form here.

Required Courses:

  • HDAL 2320 - Child Psychology
  • HDAL 2330 - Adolescent Psychology
  • HDAL 2335 - Adult Development
  • HDAL 3610 - Counseling Theory and Practice
  • HDAL 4011 - Developmental Psychology II
  • HDAL 4666 - Cultural Influences in Development 
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