Major: Human Development and Family Sciences

Location: CT, United States

Course; Grading: HDFS 3080/3090; Graded, A-F
Course co-requisites; Grading: N/A; N/A
Possible number of credits: Three – Six
Course prerequisites: Instructor consent required. HDFS 2001 (Recommended) and 15 credits of 2000 level of higher HDFS courses. Students must complete HDFS 3080 before enrolling in HDFS 3090.
Minimum class standing and GPA: Junior; 2.50/4.00
Academic work requirement: Bi-weekly two hour seminar. *Note: Seminar meeting times will vary across campuses and sections, so please check with faculty directly for more information. Seminar requirements vary between sections, as well, but generally include a systematic journal, some readings, and a short paper.
Can non-majors receive credit? Gerontology minors and HDFS minors can also receive credit.
Internship is a graduation requirement for
this program:
When course is offered: Fall and Spring
Additional information: Supervised participation in settings where purposes and functions are related to the development and welfare of individuals and families.


Sample Internship opportunities for Human Development and Family Sciences majors:
Clinical Social Worker, Community Organization and Outreach Intern, Human Resources Representative, Civil Rights Law Enforcement Intern

Sample organizations where Human Development and Family Sciences majors have interned:
Cape Cod Baseball League, Pfizer Inc., Department of Children and Families, CT Judicial Branch, Kidsafe CT, Mansfield Center for Nursing and Rehabilitation, Mansfield Public Schools, Hawaii Island Hawksbill Turtle Recovery Project, UConnConnects, CatalystCreativ

Ways to find an internship:
Internships can be found on Handshake, or through online resources found at

For more information about internship policies in this department, please contact:
Kristin Van Ness, Undergraduate Academic Advisor
Family Studies Building, Room 123A

Sponsor:College of Liberal Arts and Sciences