Select 6 credit hours of upper-division (3000 or above) courses from HDFS or courses towards a minor; other courses may also be included with permission of the student’s major advisor.
Foreign Language Requirement or “Significant International Content” Course Credit Hours: 3
Elective: 3-6 Credit Hours
Total Credit Hours: 124
Program Admission Criteria
Admission to Georgia Southern University
A total institution GPA of 2.0 or better on all course work attempted (transfer course work and work completed at Georgia Southern University are considered). All transfer credits must be evaluated by the Undergraduate Office of Admissions and posted on the Georgia Southern transcript upon official acceptance to the University.
Completed a minimum of 30 credit hours
A minimum grade of “C” in all Area F course work attempted
Satisfactory completion of a Department of Early Care and Learning comprehensive criminal background check and finger printing prior to taking HDFS 3131.
Program Progression Requirements
Students must earn a minimum grade of “C” in all courses in Area F, the Human and Family Development Core, the selected concentration area, and guided major electives.
Students must also earn a minimum grade of “C” in a prerequisite course prior to registering for an advanced course.
Students must have a total institutional GPA of 2.5 or better, and completed all core curriculum and major degree requirements, earning a grade of “C” in all courses in Area F and within the major requirements, including within their concentration prior to interning. Students who do not meet the 2.5 GPA requirements will complete nine to twelve (9-12) credit hours of approved course work as substitute for the internship.
Honors in Child and Family Development
To graduate with Honors in Human and Family Development, a student must
successfully complete and present an Honors Thesis or Capstone Project;
be in good standing in the Honors College at the time of graduation.
Undergraduate Academic Advisement at Georgia Southern is provided to all degree-seeking undergraduate students by professional advisors. Academic Advisors are located on all three Georgia Southern University campuses. Students are required to meet with their assigned Academic Advisor at least once a semester. For more information visit the Academic Advisement catalog page.