Skip to main content
Scenes from the Department of Human Development and Family Studies

College Student Personnel


Program of Study

All students take a core curriculum of 33 credits consisting of the following courses (please refer to the Catalog for course descriptions):


  • HDF551 Counseling Theory and Techniques
  • HDF555 College Student Development and Learning I
  • HDF556 College Student Development and Learning II
  • HDF560 Group Procedures and Leadership
  • HDF567 Principles and Practices of College Student Personnel
  • HDF570 Research in Human Development and Family Studies
  • HDF572 Administrative Issues in Student Affairs
  • HDF574 Environmental Theory and Assessment in Higher Education
  • HDF576 Diversity and Cultural Competence in Student Affairs
  • HDF580/HDF581 Professional Seminar


Students can do either 6 internship credits (583 & 584) and 3 elective credits or 3 practicum credits (553) and 6 elective credits.


All students complete a comprehensive examination. Up to nine credits of coursework may be considered for transfer from other institutions.

Field Experience Field experiences may be completed as a one-semester practicum or as a year-long capstone experience. Placements have been offered at other institutions in the area including:

  • Brown University
  • Bryant University
  • Community College of Rhode Island
  • Connecticut College
  • Johnson & Wales University
  • Providence College
  • Rhode Island College
  • Rhode Island School of Design
  • Roger Williams University
  • Salve Regina University





Quinn Hall, Room 220
Lower College Road
Kingston, RI 02881
Phone: (401) 874-2260 or 874-4917
Fax: (401) 874-4035


Like URI CSP on Facebook!