Apr 14, 2024  
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Human Development and Family Relations BS Rural Partnership with Trinidad State Junior College


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The Human Development and Family Relations (HDFR) Bachelor of Science program prepares students to effectively serve individuals and families in a wide variety of environments. HDFR is committed to a curriculum rich in family diversity and social justice. ​This 120 credit-hour interdisciplinary program explores family systems and the ecological development of individuals across their life span. The HDFR program leads to certification in the field.

This program is a rural partnership with Trinidad State Junior College (TSJC) in Trinidad, Colorado.  Students complete the first two years of the program at TSJC in an Associate of Applied Science degree in Human Services and then transfer to CU Denver to complete their final two years in online HDFR coursework for the BS in HDFR degree.  Advising is provided during all four years of the program, whether students are TSJC or CU Denver students. 

Program Delivery

  • The courses in the first two years of the program are offered on campus in Trinidad at TSJC and the last two years of the BS degree are offered in an online format.  High touch distance and local advising support is offered to students in the program.

Declaring This Major

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General Requirements

To earn a degree, students must satisfy all requirements in each of the three areas below, in addition to their individual major requirements.

Program Requirements

  1. Students must complete a minimum total of 120 semester hours for the Human Development and Family Relations BS.
  2. A minimum GPA of 2.0, C or better grade, is required for all courses applying to Human Development and Family Relations major requirements.
  3. Courses can be “double dipped” - i.e., used to satisfy both a general education requirement and a major course. If double dipping courses, additional HDFR courses will have to be taken to get to the 120 major required credits.
  4. Transfer courses must be approved by faculty and/or advisor to apply to the major.