The Human Development Undergraduate Minor provides a rigorous foundation in Human Development for students who wish to support their major field of study with knowledge of human growth and development across multiple domains and developmental stages, as well as knowledge related to principles of teaching and learning and/or who desire active participation in human development research under the supervision of Human Development faculty in laboratory settings.

Student Students with a 2.0 minimum grade point average may seek enrollment in the program, during which they must complete 15-24 credits of coursework. Only courses in which the student has earned a grade of "C-" or higher will count toward the minor.

Students interested in declaring the minor in Human Development should fill out the Application for the Human Development Minor. Eligible students are accepted to the minor on a rolling basis.

Please email any questions about the Human Development Minor to educminors@umd.edu. An advisor in the Office of Student Services, College of Education, will respond to your request for information. You may also visit the the Office of Student Services in 1204 Benjamin Building for assistance.

Students currently registered in the Human Development Minor should contact via email educminors@umd.edu for advising assistance.

The minor in Human Development requires a minimum of 15 hours of course credit. Students must earn a grade of "C-" or better in a given course for the course to be counted toward the minor. No more than three credits (one course) from another institution or department will be accepted for transfer credit into the HD minor. Prior approval from Human Development must be obtained for any course other than FMSC 302 or PSYC 300. More details are below and on the Human Development Minor Program Sheet.
  • Students must take EDHD200, EDHD306* and choose other courses from at least two of the other areas of human development study, as outlined below.
    • FMSC Majors may substitute FMSC 302 for EDHD 306.
    • PSYC Majors may substitute PSYC 300 for EDHD 306.
  • Students who have taken FMSC332 will be required to choose a course other than EDHD411 from the list of courses available in Area 4: Lifespan. Students who apply to the Minor and who have taken FMSC302 may substitute that course for EDHD306.
  • At least nine credits must be at the 300 or 400 level.

Area 1

Area 2

Area 3

Area 4

Cognitive

Social

Research

Lifespan

EDHD201

EDHD221

EDMS451

EDHD230

EDHD231

EDHD402

 

EDHD320

EDHD310

EDHD421

 

EDHD400

EDHD420

EDHD430

 

EDHD401

EDHD425

EDHD445

 

EDHD411

EDHD426

HONR219Y

 

EDHD412

EDHD436   

HONR228R

 

EDHD413

EDHD460

 

 

EDHD414

 

 

 

EDHD440

Course selections might include three credits of EDHD228 (Research Experiences in HD), EDHD319 (Selected Topics in HD), EDHD386 (Experiential Learning), EDHD489 (Field Experiences in HD) or EDHD498 (Special Problems in Education).  These courses involve directed study with a faculty advisor.

*EDHD306 cannot be excluded from any course plan. It is required for all EDHD minors.