Human & Social Development: Human and Social Development Studies Track – B.S.E.D.

Educational & Psychological Studies

Human and Social Development Studies

B.S.E.D.

This is a general track which offers a menu of courses relating to individual and community development. HSDS students are free to combine classes from the Individual (HSDI) and Community (HSDC) tracks. This track meets the needs of students who seek greater flexibility in course work and are less concerned with specializing in the individual or community tracks.

The major in Human and Social Development (HSD) is based on the premise that the well-being of individuals and families cannot be fostered in isolation from the communities in which they live and the institutions that affect their lives.

HSD courses cover the scholarly and applied knowledge bases regarding the interconnectedness of personal, interpersonal, institutional, and community change, the barriers to healthy development and well-being at these levels, and the strategies and policies that promote well-being in individuals, families, and communities. Emphasis is placed on research and theory regarding preventive and strengths-promoting strategies as applied to complex, multicultural systems.


Required Coursework

Track Description:
  • A general track offering a menu of courses relating to individual and community development.
  • Meets the needs of students who seek greater flexibility in course work and are less concerned with specializing in the individual or community tracks.
  • Students are free to combine classes from the Individual (HSDI) and Community (HSDC) tracks.
  • Select Three Courses from the Track III Electives.

Major Requirements 39-42 Credits

EPS 201 Psychosocial Change and Well-being
EPS 270 Lifespan Human Development
EPS 291 Community and Character Development
EPS 311 Group Processes and Development
EPS 321 Understanding Human Service Organizations
EPS 351 Introduction to Statistics and Research Design (statistics or equivalent)
EPS 361 Community Psychology & Development
EPS 371 Applied Social Research Methods
EPS 578 Human and Social Development Practicum
EPS 579 Human and Social Development Practicum Seminar

Select three courses from the following list:

EPS 280 Introduction to Family Studies: Dating, Coupling, Parenting
EPS 420 Introduction to Counseling and Psychotherapy
EPS 440 Listening and Helping Skills.
EPS 452 Community Program Development And Evaluation
EPS 462 Community Consultation and Leadership
MGT 304 Organizational Behavior

Fall

EPS 201 Psychosocial Change and Well-being
EPS 270 Lifespan Human Development
ENG 105 English Composition I
MTH 101 Algebra for College Students (or equivalent)
UMX 100 The University Of Miami Experience
Arts & Humanities Cognate

Spring

EPS 311 Group Processes and Development
ENG 105 English Composition I
STEM Cognate
Arts & Humanities Cognate
Minor or General Elective

Fall

EPS 291 Community and Character Development
Arts and Humanities Cognate
STEM Cognate
Minor Course

Spring

EPS 321 Understanding Human Service Organizations
EPS 361 Community Psychology & Development
Minor Course
General Elective
STEM Cognate

Fall

EPS 371 Applied Social Research Methods
HSDC Track Ellective
Minor Course
General Elective
General Elective

Spring

EPS 351 Introduction to Statistics and Research Design
HSDC Track Elective
Minor Course
General Elective
General Elective

Fall

HSDC Track Elective
General Elective
General Elective
General Elective
General Elective

Spring

EPS 578 Human and Social Development Practicum
EPS 579 Human and Social Development Practicum Seminar
General Elective
General Elective
General Elective (if needed)

Program Contact

Gina Astorini

Assistant Dean of Undergraduate Academic Services

305-284-3826


Room: Merrick Building 312-D

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