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Lifespan Development Option

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Lifespan Development Option (120 Credits)

Students can be admitted as a Human Development major after completing 24 credits and earning a GPA of at least 2.0. A cumulative GPA of 2.6 or better in all H D courses that apply to the option, including substitutions is required to (a) maintain admission in the major; and (b) complete the Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development. Of the 41 H D credits required for the major and Lifespan Development option, a minimum of 21 must be taken at WSU.
First Year
First TermCredits
H D 101 [SSCI]3
Quantitative Reasoning [QUAN]3
UCORE Inquiry16
Written Communication [WRTG]3
Second TermCredits
Communication [COMM] or Written Communication [WRTG]3
H D 2002
UCORE Inquiry14
Second Year
First TermCredits
H D 2043
H D 2203
UCORE Inquiry13
Second TermCredits
H D 306, 307, or 3083
H D 350 [DIVR]3
Lifespan HD Elective33
Complete Writing Portfolio
Third Year
First TermCredits
H D 306, 307, or 3083
H D 310 [M]3
Lifespan HD Elective33
Second TermCredits
H D 306, 307, or 3083
Fourth Year
First TermCredits
H D 410 [M]3
H D 49743
Second TermCredits
H D 49853
Integrative Capstone [CAPS]3
Electives 29

1Must complete 4 of these 5 UCORE designations: ARTS, BSCI, EQJS, HUM, PSCI. One lab science (BSCI or PSCI) must be completed.
2Electives must include sufficient 300-400-level coursework to meet the University requirement of 40 credits of upper-division coursework.
3Lifespan HD Electives (6 credits): Students must complete two courses from the following: HD 300, 301, 320, 341, 360, 403, 405, 406, 408, 430, 479, and 480.
4H D 497 is required and must be completed prior to H D 498, but no more than two semesters before H D 498.
5The internship course (H D 498) is also available during the summer term of the junior or senior year. Students may take H D 498 for up to 9 credits. For students completing the Lifespan Development option, the H D 498 internship experience must focus on a field relevant to lifespan human development.

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