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What is Health and Human Development?

Diverse fields of study that share one
common goal: enriching the lives of others.

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Although students are not required to complete a minor, enrollment may enhance their academic experience. The choice of a minor, if any, is the student's decision. All minors in the university are described in the current University Bulletin. Students interested in a minor should consult with the offering department.  Students may request a minor using the Update Academics function in LionPath. Criteria for the successful completion of the minor are established by the offering department. Students must be officially in a major before they can be admitted to a minor.

Minors of potential interest to Health and Human Development students
  • Bioethics and Medical Humanities Minor (BMH)

  • Child Maltreatment and Advocacy Studies Minor (CMAS)

  • Civic and Community Engagement Minor (CIVCM)

  • Deafness and Hearing Studies Minor (DHS)

  • Disability Studies Minor (DBLTY)

  • Diversity and Inclusion in Health and Human Development (DIHHD)

  • Environmental Inquiry Minor (ENV I)

  • Gerontology Minor (GERON)

  • Global Health Minor (GLBHL)

  • Health Policy and Administration Minor (H P A)

  • Human Development and Family Studies Minor (HD FS)

  • Information Sciences and Technology in Health Policy and Administration (ISHPA)

  • Kinesiology Minor (KINES)

  • Neuroscience Minor (NEURO)

  • Nutritional Sciences Minor (NUTR)

  • Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management Minor (RPTM)

  • Sustainability Leadership Minor (SUSLD)