HUMAN DEVELOPMENT OFFERS TWO MINORS:

    1. Human Development Minor​

The Human Development minor is useful for students planning a career in the human services (such as teaching, social work or occupational therapy) and majoring in other disciplines. The minor allows students to focus on a limited part of the life span (infancy through adolescence or infancy and adulthood), to select the cultural context of interest (the family or cross-cultural emphasis) and to select courses that would provide information specific to their career goals (a consideration of cognitive development or of varieties of developmental disabilities, for example). This minor is also useful for students planning marriage and parenthood, as it gives them an opportunity to gain information about normal development, family structure and changes throughout the life cycle.

   2. Aging & Adult Development Minor 

The Aging and Adult Development minor enables students to obtain in-depth coverage of human development from early to late adulthood, including the biological, cognitive, and sociocultural aspects of adult development and aging. The minor is appropriate for Human Development majors as well as numerous other UCD majors, e.g., Psychology, Cognitive Science, Biological Sciences, Sociology, and Nutrition. The minor is also very appropriate for pre-med (and other pre-health science) students whose interests are in adult and/or aging-related healthcare. This minor may be particularly helpful to students who will be pursing careers in the health sciences, public policy or administration, social services, legal services, human resources, or elder care.

The video below details the HDE minor requirements and how to declare the HDE minor. 

Declaring Minor:

  1. Review the Minor requirements below. 
  2. Submit the Minor Petition on OASIS after you have enrolled in the last class.
  3. Make sure to identify the overlapping course in the comments section of the Minor Petition, if there is a class you're applying both to your major and minor. 

Note: Only one course from the list of classes for the minors below can overlap between your major and minor. PSC 140 is not accepted for HDE minor. All minor classes must be taken for the letter grade. If you elect more than one minor, these minors may not have any courses in common.  

For questions regarding the Human Development Minor or the Aging and Adult Development Minor - email an HDE advisor or come by to the Zoom drop-in advising. See the HDE Advising Center page for details.

Human Development Minor (Effective Fall 2021)

Requirements

HDE 100A Infancy and Early Childhood 4 units
HDE 100B Middle Childhood and Adolescence 4 units
ONE of the following:  4 units  
HDE 100C Adulthood and Aging  
OR    
HDE 110 Contemporary American Family  
TWO of the following: 8 units total (all listed courses are 4 units each)  
HDE 101 Cognitive Development  
HDE 102 Social & Personality Development  

HDE 104

Children in Families, Schools, Communities  
HDE 111 Family Stress & Resilience  
HDE 112 Social Relationships Across the Lifespan  
HDE 117 Longevity  
HDE 130 Developmental Psychopathology  
HDE 131 Thriving Across the Lifespan  
HDE 133 Stress, Adversity & Resilience  
HDE 134 Disparities & Inequalities in Health & Wellbeing  
HDE 135 Health Behaviors Across the Lifespan  
HDE 137 Contextual Determinants of Health  
HDE 160 Social Aspects of Aging  
HDE 161 Technology Use, Health and Aging  
HDE 163 Cognitive Neuropsychology in Adulthood/Aging  
HDE 198 HDE 198s taken during spring 2019 and fall 2020 will count toward the minor. More than one differently titled/section of 198 may be counted.  
PSC 141/HDE 101 Cognitive Development - only if taken before winter 2021*  
PSC 142/HDE 102 Social & Personality Development - only if taken before winter 2021*  
TOTAL: 20 units    
*Fall 2020 was the last quarter PSC 141/142 and HDE 101/102 were cross-listed. Any of these PSC classes taken during and after winter 2021 cannot count toward the HDE minor.

Aging & Adult Development Minor 

Requirements

THREE of the following: 12-14 units  
HDE 100C Adult Development and Aging 4 units
HDE 117 Longevity 4 units
HDE 143 Field Studies of the Elderly 4-6 units
HDE 160 Social Aspects of Aging 4 units
HDE 161 Technology Use, Health, and Aging 4 units
HDE 163 Cognitive Neuropsychology in Adulthood and Aging 4 units
TWO of the following: 6-8 units  
HDE 110 Contemporary American Family 4 units
HDE 111 Family Stress & Resilience 4 units
HDE 112 Social Relationships Across the Lifespan 4 units
HDE 131 Thriving Across the Lifespan 4 units
HDE 133 Stress, Adversity & Resilience 4 units
HDE 134 Disparities & Inequalities in Health & Wellbeing  
HDE 135 Health Behaviors Across the Lifespan 4 units
HDE 137 Contextual Determinants of Health 4 units
EXB 117 Exercise and Aging in Health & Disease 3 units
PSC 123 Hormones and Behavior 3 units
PSC 126 Health Psychology 4 units
TOTAL: 18-22 units