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Human Development - General Option

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Human Development - General Option (120 Credits)

Students can certify as a Human Development major after completing 24 credits and earning a GPA of at least 2.35. A cumulative GPA of 2.6 or better in all H D courses, including substitutions is required to (a) maintain certification in the major; and (b) complete the Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development. Of the 42-44 H D credits required for the major, a minimum of 21 must be taken at WSU.
First Year
First TermCredits
Arts [ARTS]3
H D 101 [SSCI]3
Natural Sciences [BSCI], [PSCI], or [SCI]13
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3
Written Communication [WRTG]3
Second TermCredits
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
H D 2002
Natural Sciences [BSCI], [PSCI], or [SCI]; (with lab)14
Minor, Certificate, and/or General Electives23
Second Year
First TermCredits
H D 2043
H D 2203
Humanities [HUM]3
Minor, Certificate, and/or General Electives26
Second TermCredits
H D 306, 307, or 3083
H D 320, 334, 341, 342, 430, 480, or 4823-4
H D 350 [DIVR]3
Minor, Certificate, and/or General Electives26
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
H D 300, 301, 302, or 3603
H D 306, 307, or 3083
H D 310 [M]3
Minor, Certificate, or General Electives26
Second TermCredits
H D 403, 405, 406, or 4793
Minor, Certificate, or General Electives212
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
H D 385 or 4973,43
H D 496 or Elective31
Integrative Capstone [CAPS]3
Minor, Certificate, or General Electives28
Second TermCredits
H D 410 [M]3
H D 446 or 4985,63-6
Minor, Certificate, or General Electives 9

1For a total of 7 credits—one Biological Science [BSCI] and one Physical Science [PSCI] course, including one lab course, or 8 credits of [SCI] designated courses. (SCIENCE 101 [SCI] is offered Fall semester and is a prerequisite for SCIENCE 102 [SCI], which is offered Spring semester.)
2Students strongly encouraged to pursue a minor or certificate. Elective credits should include sufficient 300-400-level courses to meet University requirement of 40 upper-division credits.
3H D 385 and 496 are required for Vancouver students only and must be completed before H D 498 or 446.
4H D 497 is required for Pullman students only and must be completed prior to H D 446 or 498.
5All H D majors complete a practicum/internship experience. H D 446 is reserved for students completing the certificate in Early Childhood Education and requires a half-day each day, 5 days a week for a semester and can be put into the schedule any time after taking H D 342. All other H D majors complete H D 498.
6The internship course (H D 498) can be taken during the summer semester of the junior or senior year. H D 497 must be taken before H D 498 but no more than two semesters before taking the internship. H D 385 and H D 496 must be taken before completion of H D 498 for Vancouver students. Vancouver students are required to take 3 credits of H D 498. Pullman and Global students must complete 4 credits of H D 498.

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