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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign University of Illinois Sesquicentennial College of ACES
Department of Human Development and Family Studies
Give to Human Development and Family Studies

Family Studies Study Abroad

Sample Four-Year Plan including a semester abroad

NOTE: These 4-year plans show how you might complete courses to meet graduation requirements in the HDFS family studies concentration while studying abroad for one semester of junior year. Many courses, especially those meeting campus General Education requirements, may be taken in a different order than is shown here. However, most HDFS courses must be taken during the semester shown.

Students planning to study abroad should not expect to find HDFS courses available at most foreign institutions. However, many offer courses that may be applied toward General Education humanities and cultural studies requirements. Consult your academic advisor and the ACES or UIUC Study Abroad Office to plan how to include a semester abroad while still completing your graduation requirements in a timely way.

Fall Semester Study Abroad
  Fall Semester Spring Semester
Year 1 RHET 105/CMN 101/CMN 111
ACES 101
HDFS 101
HDFS 105
MATH 124 (or 220 or 234)
PSYC 100
RHET 105/CMN 101/CMN 112
HDFS 120
FSHN 120 or CHLH 100
ACE 161
Biological or Physical Science
Year 2 HDFS 225
ANTH 143
ECON 102 (or ACE 100 or ECON 103)
Statistics
HDFS Applied Family Studies course
HDFS 220
HDFS 290
Humanities
SOC 100
Humanities
Year 3

STUDY ABROAD

HDFS Human Development elective
ACE 240*
Cultural Studies
Open elective
Year 4 HDFS 425
HDFS Diversity course
Cultural Studies
Open elective
HDFS 420
HDFS 426
HDFS 450
Open elective

* Required for students who start HDFS major in or after Fall 2015. Students starting in HDFS prior to Fall 2015 must instead complete 6 hours of ACES electives.

Spring Semester Study Abroad
  Fall Semester Spring Semester
Year 1 RHET 105/CMN 101/CMN 112
ACES 101
HDFS 101
HDFS 105
MATH 124 (or 220 or 234)
PSYC 100
RHET 105/CMN 101/CMN 112
HDFS 120
FSHN 120 or CHLH 100
ACE 161
Biological or Physical Science
Year 2 HDFS 225
ANTH 143
ECON 102 (or ACE 100 or ECON 103)
Statistics
HDFS Applied Human Development course
HDFS 220
HDFS 290
Humanities
SOC 100
Humanities
Year 3 HDFS Diversity Course
ACE 240*
Humanities
Cultural Studies
Open elective

STUDY ABROAD

Year 4 HDFS 425
Cultural Studies
Open elective
HDFS 420
HDFS 426
HDFS Human Development elective
Open elective

* Required for students who start HDFS major in or after Fall 2015. Students starting in HDFS prior to Fall 2015 must instead complete 6 hours of ACES electives.