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Human Developmental Sciences Minor with a Specialization in Healthy Aging

The HDS Minor in Healthy Aging includes core coursework selected from broad-based developmental science classes, as well as specific coursework in Healthy Aging, including one practicum. The selection of Healthy Aging coursework for this minor is similar to the concentration in the major Specialization. A total of 7 courses (1 lower-division, 6 upper-division) are required to complete a Human Developmental Sciences Minor in Healthy Aging. Courses are listed below.

How to Declare the Minor

You do not need to meet for an advising session prior to declaring the HDS minor in Healthy Aging; however, if the below information does not answer all of your questions, please reach out via VAC or schedule an appointment to discuss our HDS minors in more detail.

You can declare the Human Developmental Sciences Minor in Healthy Aging via TritonLink (minor code HS28). Students will need to list the classes that they have taken and/or plan to take for the minor (see bottom of this page for course options). 

Requirements for a Human Developmental Sciences Minor in Healthy Aging

  • All courses must be taken for a letter grade; pass/no pass grades are not accepted (with an exception: courses taken in Spring 2020 may be pass grades).
  • All coursework must be completed with a grade of C- or better.
  • Two upper-division courses may overlap between a student's major and the HDS Minor in Healthy Aging.  The remaining four upper divsion courses for the HDS minor should not be from the student's major department.
  • Please check with your college regarding overlaps allowed between upper-division minor courses and general education requirements.

Coursework Required for the HDS Minor in Healthy Aging:

Lifespan Coursework

Must complete all 4 courses below:

  • HDS 1 - Introduction to Human Developmental Sciences
    (Must be taken in residence and offered fall and spring).
  • HDS 110 - Brain and Behavioral Development
    Prerequisite: HDS 1 or PSYC 101. Typically offered in winter.
  • HDS 122 - Development of Social Cognition
    Prerequisite: HDS 1 or equivalent. Typically offered in spring
  • HDS 133 - Cross-Cultural Perspectives of Developmental Science
    Prerequisite: HDS or PSYC 1. Typically offered in winter.

Healthy Aging Concentration

Two courses, chosen from the Healthy Aging Series:

  • ANSC 101. Aging: Cult/Health/Hum Development.
  • BILD 38. Dementia, Science, and Society
  • LTWL 177. Literature and Aging
  • USP 145. Aging—Social and Health Policy Issues.

One course, fulfilled by an approved project in one of the following