DEPT. of EDUCATIONAL AND PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDIES
Dept. Code: EPS

MAJOR
Bachelor of Science in Education: Human and Social Development

The major in Human and Social Development (HSD) focuses on the promotion of healthy development and well-being. It prepares students to work with people in multiple contexts and settings:

• health and human services
• schools, universities, and community programs
• government and non-government agencies
• grass-roots movements

By exploring the scholarly and practical interconnections among individual, interpersonal, social, and community approaches to change, students learn to identify barriers to well-being and to implement effective change-oriented strategies and policies. HSD coursework emphasizes theory, research, and skills. It culminates in a practicum in a setting related to students’ area of interest and prepares them for both graduate studies and careers.

Students choose between three areas of concentration (tracks).
Track I: Individual and Relational Development (Track Code: HSDI)
This track emphasizes individual, relational, and family well-being. Focusing on context and diversity in mental health and on strength-based, preventive, and empowering approaches, courses cover family studies, counseling theories and techniques, interviewing skills, and the basics of human service work. Students are well-prepared for graduate study in the helping professions and careers in health and human services.

Track II: Community and Program Development (Track Code: HSDC)
This track promotes healthy individual and community development by emphasizing how social, institutional, and community dynamics affect personal well-being.
Stressing the role of non-government agencies in fostering well-being for people with diverse backgrounds, HSDC prepares students to diagnose institutional and community challenges and offer strategies for positive change. Courses include community-focused planning, needs assessment, and change strategies and nonprofit program development, implementation, and evaluation. Students are well prepared for graduate study in community psychology and public policy and careers in community organizations.

Track III: Human and Social Development Studies (Track Code: HSDS)
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. 

HSD students must declare an approved second major or a minor either in the School of Education or through any other school or college.
The following courses are required for the Human and Social Development
major:

HSD Track I: Individual and Relational Development (HSDI)
EPS 201 Psychosocial Change and Well-Being
EPS 270 Lifespan Human Development
EPS 280 Introduction to Family Studies: Dating, Coupling, Parenting
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
EPS 361 Community Psychology and Development
EPS 420 Introduction to Counseling and Psychotherapy
EPS 422 Foundations of Human Service Work and Program Administration
EPS 470 Listening and Helping Skills
EPS 471 Human and Social Development Practicum
EPS 481 Human and Social Development Practicum Seminar

HSD Track II: Community and Program Development (HSDC)
EPS 201 Psychosocial Change and Well-Being
EPS 270 Lifespan Human Development
EPS 291 Community and Character Development
MGT 304 Organizational Behavior
EPS 311 Group Processes and Development
EPS 321 Understanding Human Service Organizations
EPS 351 Introduction to Statistics and Research Design
EPS 361 Community Psychology and Development
EPS 422 Foundations of Human Service Work and Program Administration
EPS 452 Applied Research and Program Evaluation
EPS 462 Community Consultation and Leadership
EPS 471 Human and Social Development Practicum
EPS 481 Human and Social Development Practicum Seminar

HSD Track III: Human and Social Development Studies

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
EPS 361 Community Psychology and Development
EPS 422 Foundations of Human Service Work and Program Administration
EPS 471 Human and Social Development Practicum
EPS 481 Human and Social Development Practicum Seminar

 

 


Three courses from the following list:

EPS 280 Introduction to Family Studies: Dating, Coupling, Parenting
EPS 420 Introduction to Counseling and Psychotherapy
EPS 470 Listening and Helping Skills
MGT 304 Organizational Behavior
EPS 452 Applied Research and Program Evaluation
EPS 462 Community Consultation and Leadership


MINOR IN HUMAN AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT – Code for Minor: HSDM

• The requirements of the minor are 15 credits with a grade of “C” or better.
• Nine of these 15 credits must have been completed in the Department of Educational and Psychological Studies (EPS); with prior approval, three of these nine 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.
• Determination 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.


REQUIREMENTS FOR GRADUATION

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN EDUCATION

I. Candidates for B.S.Ed. in the School of Education and Human Development must complete the credit hours of work and achieve the quality point average specified for students in the University at large as stated in the section ACADEMIC REGULATIONS AND PROCEDURES, subject to regulations concerning the major specified in departmental and program sections of this Bulletin.

Exempted is interpreted to refer exclusively to those exemptions provided under the following headings:

• Advanced Standing and Placement (Credit Granted);
• Credit by Examination;
• Advanced Placement (by proficiency examination);
• Statement of Foreign Language Requirements;

II. Except where a required course is one designated to correct a deficiency in his/her college preparation, the student may apply the credit hours of any required course from which he is exempted toward the hours specified for that subject as a general requirement for graduation and, upon payment of a recording fee, toward the 120 credits required for graduation. (See Departmental Proficiency Examinations.) An exemption may be granted for English 105, but these credits may not be applied toward the 120 credits required for graduation.

III. Credit Only. Only free electives may be taken under this option. Courses which satisfy the major, minor, the distributions of the School, the General Education Requirements of the University or any course for which a “C” or better is required may not be taken for credit only.

IV. Transferred credit may not count toward the completion of a major without the written approval of the Associate Dean of the School of Education and Human Development.

V. Required Areas of Study

A. English Composition 3 – 6 credits

Students fulfill this requirement by satisfactorily completing English 105 and English 106 or its equivalent. Appropriate Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) scores in English composition may be used to satisfy the English 105/106 requirement. An appropriate score on the SAT or ACT verbal examination may earn a student exemption from, but not credit in, ENG 105. Appropriate scores on other tests determined by the Department of English may earn a student exemption from, but not credit in, English 105.
Courses satisfying the English Composition requirement may not be used to fulfill the
Writing Across the Curriculum Required Area of Study.

B. Mathematics

B.S.Ed. degree candidates in the Department of Educational and Psychological
Studies are required to take EPS 351 – Introduction to Statistics and Research Design. This course fulfills a Math requirement for the HSD major. Prior to taking EPS 351, students must complete MTH 101 or be exempt from MTH 101 based on any of the following tests: AP, IB, or an examination administered by the Department of Mathematics.

C. Foreign Languages (not applicable)

Areas of Knowledge

D. People and Society

B.S.Ed. Degree candidates must earn 9 credits in the Social Sciences.

E. Arts and Humanities

B.S.Ed. degree candidates must earn 12 credits in the areas of 1) Fine Arts and 2) Humanities with a minimum of three credits in each area. All Humanities credits must be earned in courses from the areas of Literature or Philosophy/Religion.

F. Natural World

B.S.Ed. degree candidates may fulfill the Natural Sciences requirement by taking 6 credits in the following disciplines: Biology, Chemistry, Exercise Physiology, Geological Sciences, Marine Sciences, Physics, and Physical Sciences.

Note: No more than six credit hours may be taken in any one department to satisfy the areas of knowledge requirement.

 

VI. Writing

Every student must complete five writing-oriented (W) courses beyond ENG 105 and 106.
Students must take one approved writing course section per academic year for a minimum of five writing intensive course sections, or their equivalents. A student is required to write at least 4000 words in each W course. Writing assignments will be assessed for both content and style. A W course listed in section VII (Required Areas of Study) may be used to satisfy both the writing and Required Areas of Study criteria. Foreign language courses that meet the criteria above may be used to satisfy the writing requirement. Transfer students must satisfy at least 3 courses of the writing requirement at the University of Miami.

VII. Major in Human and Social Development

• Every candidate for the B.S.Ed. degree in the Department of Educational and Psychological Studies must choose a major in Human and Social Development.
• Students choose between three areas of concentration: Track I – Individual and Relational Development (HSDI);  Track II – Community and Program Development (HSDC); Track III – Human and Social Development Studies (HSDS).  To find the requirements for the major, consult this Bulletin under the discipline concerned, and confer with the designated departmental representative.
• HSD majors must maintain a minimum overall grade point average of 2.0 with a grade of “C” or better in all courses in the major.
• HSD students must declare an approved second major or a minor in the School of Education and Human Development or through any other UM school or college.

VIII. Electives

Electives may be chosen from any courses offered by the University. The student should consult an advisor before selecting elective courses. At least six credits must be at the 300 level or above.

IX. Seniors are required to participate in the General Education Assessment prior to graduation as part of the SACS review process.

For further information, address all inquiries to: Associate Dean; School of Education and Human Development; P. O. Box 248065; University of Miami; Coral Gables, Florida 33124; Telephone: (305) 284-3415.

See the Department of Educational and Psychological Studies for list of courses: