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

BS/MA 4+1 Program in Education and Human Development: HDFR Concentration


Students in the BS/MA 4+1 Program in Education and Human Development: HDFR Concentration will have a pathway to complete a BS and MA in Learning Development and Family Sciences HDFR in 5 years. LDFS HDFR students who pursue this BS/MA (4+1) option will likely have opportunities for accelerated opportunities to work and lead in community-based organizations with culturally and diverse families in community and educational settings.

LDFS HDFR undergraduate students may apply into the BS/MA program after completing 60 or more credits. A holistic admission process (following a comprehensive review of all admission materials) will be used including GPA, 2 letters of recommendation, demonstrate leadership experiences and an interview with HDFR faculty. A minimum of an overall cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 and a major GPA of 3.3 or better will be required and they have a faculty mentor who will strongly support his or her application to the program.

Program Delivery

  • This is an on-campus program with some online options.

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

HDFR students who are granted admission to the BS/MA (4+1) program and effectively subsequently admitted to the LDFS MA: HDFR concentration can substitute two undergraduate 4000 level HDFR major courses (6 credits) for two graduate level HDFR courses (6 credits) approved by HDFR faculty or HDFR advisor.

The content knowledge of the two courses substituted in the undergraduate program is addressed in greater depth and placed in larger scholarly context in the corresponding graduate courses. The student needs to earn a grade of B (3.0) or better in the two corresponding HDFR graduate courses.

Course Requirements for the MA program in Learning, Developmental and Family Sciences: Human Development and Family Relations (HDFR) concentration (30 credits)