Students are required to participate in field experiences at three different levels in the curriculum:
Introductory Field Work Exposure to the Field of Human Development and Family Studies
HDF 180 (1 credit): Personal and Career Development - Provides students with an opportunity to participate in activities that help them match personal characteristics and interests with the choice of a career. This course provides students with a glimpse of careers in settings that employ professionals trained in human development and family studies.
Early Field Work Experience
At this level, students choose two courses, representing different periods of development within the lifespan. These courses are coupled with a concurrent field experience.
* Students planning to certify in early childhood education must take HDF 203 as one field experience
Senior Field Work Experience
For Early Childhood Education Students Only:
The above two courses fulfill the senior field work requirement.
All other HDF Students may select one of the following:
Internships and Experiential Education (Itr):