HDFS & Social Work (Minot State University)
Human Development and Family Science & Social Work Dual Degree Program
The dual-degree program in Social Work and Human Development/Family Science is a collaborative effort between NDSU and Minot State University. Under a cooperative agreement, students remain on the NDSU campus to complete all coursework, with Minot State University courses that are specific to the social work major offered on the NDSU campus by Minot State University faculty or offered through interactive video. The culmination of these requirements leads to a bachelor's degree from NDSU (Human Development and Family Science major, Family Science option) as well as a bachelor of Social Work degree from Minot State University, with graduates eligible for North Dakota licensure as social workers. The curriculum combines coursework in human development and family process with coursework in social work to offer students an integrated knowledge of children, adolescents, adults, and families across the lifespan that will equip them for careers in the helping professions as well as to address the needs and aspirations of people living in a changing world.
Major at NDSU: Human Development & Family Science
Major at Minot State University: Social Work
Degree Type: B.A. or B.S.
Required Degree Credit to Graduate: 127
General Education Requirements for Baccalaureate Degree
- A dynamic list of approved general education courses offered by term is available on the NDSU General Education Requirements website.
- General education courses may be used to satisfy requirements for both general education and the major, minor, and program emphases, where applicable. Students should carefully review the major, minor, and program emphases requirements for minimum grade restrictions, if applicable.
|First Year Experience (F)||1|
|Skills For Academic Success (Also offered with the following prefixes: ABEN, AGRI, BUSN, HD&E, ME, NURS, PHRM)|
|College Composition I|
|College Composition II|
|Fundamentals of Public Speaking|
Upper Division Writing †
|Quantitative Reasoning (R) †||3|
|Science and Technology (S) †||10|
|Humanities and Fine Arts (A) †||6|
|Social and Behavioral Sciences (B) †||6|
|Wellness (W) †||2|
|Cultural Diversity (D) *†|
|Global Perspectives (G) *†|
May be satisfied by completing courses in another General Education category.
May be satisfied with courses required in the major. Review major requirements to determine if a specific upper division writing course is required.
A grade of ‘C’ or better is better is required in all HDFS prefix courses.
|Human Development & Family Science Core Requirements|
|Select one of the following: (May satisfy general education category S) *||4|
|Concepts of Biology|
and Concepts of Biology Lab
and Human Biology Laboratory
|CSCI 114||Microcomputer Packages (May satisfy general education category S)||3-4|
|or CSCI 116||Business Use of Computers|
|Select one of the following: (May satisfy general education category B and G) *||3|
|Elements of Economics|
|Principles of Microeconomics|
|Principles of Macroeconomics|
|Select one of the following: (May satisfy general education category C)||3|
|Writing in the Health Professions|
|Writing in the Humanities and Social Sciences|
|Researching and Writing Grants and Proposal|
|HDFS 110||Introduction to Human Development and Family Science||1|
|HDFS 135||Family Science (May satisfy general education category B)||3|
|HDFS 230||Life Span Development (May satisfy general education category B)||3|
|HDFS 242||Couples, Marriages and Families (May satisfy general education category W)||3|
|HDFS 250||Introduction to Research Methods in Human Development and Family Sciences **||3|
|HDFS 341||Parent-Child Relations||3|
|HDFS 353||Children, Families and Public Policy **||3|
|HDFS 462||Methods of Family Life Education||3|
|HDFS 475||Children and Families Across Cultures (May satisfy general education category B and D) **||3|
|HD&E 320||Professional Issues||1|
|HDFS||Elective (HDFS 196, HDFS 242 & HDFS 496 may not be used)||3|
|HDFS 300 or 400||Level Elective (HDFS 496 may not be used):||3|
|PHIL 101||Introduction to Philosophy (May satisfy general education category A)||3|
|or PHIL 215||Contemporary Moral Issues|
|POLS 115||American Government *||3|
|or POLS 215||Problems and Policies In American Government|
|PSYC 111||Introduction to Psychology (May satisfy general education category B) *||3|
|PSYC 212||Psychological Aspects of Drug Use and Abuse (May satisfy general education category B) **||3|
|PSYC 270||Abnormal Psychology (May satisfy general education category B) **||3|
|SOC 110||Introduction to Sociology (May satisfy general education category B) *||3|
|STAT 330||Introductory Statistics (May satisfy general education category R) **||3|
|SWK 250||Interpersonal Skills||3|
|SWK 256||Development of Social Work||3|
|SWK 330||Behavior and Pluralistic Society||3|
|SWK 331||Systems Theory and Family Dynamics||3|
|SWK 335||Social Work Methods I||3|
|SWK 426||Social Work Methods II||3|
|SWK 427||Social Work Methods III||3|
|SWK 490 & 491||Field Education & Senior Semiar (to be taken in the same semester)||15|
|SWK 430||Diversity, Oppression, and Social Change||3|
Prerequisite for admission to the Social Work program; includes ENGL 110 and ENGL 120.
No substitutions allowed.
Degree Requirements and Notes
- A 2.50 cumulative GPA is required in major courses for graduation.
Course taken Pass/Fail will not be used to satisfy any requirements other than total credits.
Plan of Study
|HD&E 189||1||COMM 110||3|
|ENGL 110||3||ENGL 120||3|
|PSYC 111||3||POLS 115 or 215||3|
|Humanities & Fine Arts Gen Ed||3||SOC 110||3|
|MATH*||3||Science & Tech Gen Ed||3|
|BIOL 126 or 111||3||ECON 105, 201, or 202||3|
|BIOL 126L or 111L||1||PHIL 215 or 101||3|
|CSCI 114 or 116||3-4||HDFS 242||3|
|HDFS 230||3||HDFS 250||3|
|SWK 250: Interpersonal Skills||3||SWK 330: Human Behavior||3|
|SWK 256: Development of Social Welfare||3||SEK 335: Methods I - Individuals||3|
|PSYC 212||3||HD&E 320||1|
|PSYC 270||3||STAT 330||3|
|HDFS Elecgtive||3||HDFS 341||3|
|HDFS 300-400 level elective||3||HDFS 462||3|
|SWK 430: Diversity, Oppression & Social Change||3||SWK 426: Methods II - Groups||3|
|SWK 331: Systems Theory & Families||3||SWK 499: Interprofessional Healthcare Practice||3|
|Additional Cultural Diverse Gen Ed||3||SWK 490 & 491: Field Education and Senior Seminar||15|
|ENGL 325, 358, or 459||3|
|SWK 427: Methods III - Organizations||3|
|Total Credits: 130-131|
In accordance with North Dakota University System Policy 402.1.2 and Procedure 402.1.2, ACT or SAT Mathematics sub-test scores, as well as COMPASS Mathematics scores and the NDSU Math Placement Test are used to determine placement of students into entry-level Mathematics courses.