Human and Social Development – Minor – School of Education & Human Development

Human and Social Development – Minor

Educational & Psychological Studies

Human and Social DevelopmentMinor

The minor 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.

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Required Coursework

The requirements of the minor are 15 credits with a grade of C or better:
  • Nine of these 15 credits must be completed at the Department of Educational and Psychological Studies (EPS); with prior approval, 3 of these 9 credits may be taken through the UM Study Abroad Program.
  • EPS 201 - Psychosocial Change and Well-Being is required.
  • Two courses must be upper division courses (at or above the 300 level).
  • The undergraduate coursework in Human and Social Development is open to all qualified University of Miami students.
  • Determiniation for using these courses as a minor, as a specialization, and/or as electives in any program, is made by the individual student’s degree granting college or school.

Minor Requirements

EPS 201 Psychosocial Change and Well-being
2 EPS Courses 300 Level or Higher
3 EPS Courses
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Program Contact

Gina Astorini

Associate Dean of Undergraduate Academic Services


Room: Merrick Building 312-D

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