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Human and Social Development - Human and Social Development Studies (HSDS), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #801 (QS) , FL,
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.


The major in Human and Social Development (HSD) is based on the premise that the well-being of individuals and families cannot be fostered in isolation from the communities in which they live and the institutions that affect their lives.

HSD courses cover the scholarly and applied knowledge bases regarding the interconnectedness of personal, interpersonal, institutional, and community change, the barriers to healthy development and well-being at these levels, and the strategies and policies that promote well-being in individuals, families, and communities. Emphasis is placed on research and theory regarding preventive and strengths-promoting strategies as applied to complex, multicultural systems.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Psychosocial Change and Well-being
  • Lifespan Human Development
  • Community and Character Development
  • Group Processes and Development
  • Understanding Human Service Organizations
  • Introduction to Statistics and Research Design (statistics or equivalent)
  • Community Psychology & Development
  • Applied Social Research Methods
  • Human and Social Development Practicum
  • Human and Social Development Practicum Seminar
  • Introduction to Family Studies: Dating, Coupling, Parenting
  • Introduction to Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Listening and Helping Skills.
  • Community Program Development And Evaluation
  • Community Consultation and Leadership
  • Organizational Behavior

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English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  • Complete the online application
  • Official Transcripts
  • Send official Test Scores: Test scores will only be accepted if they are submitted directly from the testing agency
  • Complete the School Report
  • Letter or Recommendation
  • Conduct updates, if applicable
  • Special Programs may ask for additional requirements like a portfolio or/and schedule and audition
  • If applicable, submit your financial aid documents
  • For international students only: Submit official test scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    66274 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 66274 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    66274 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 66274 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Miami

  • 1508 - 2610 USD/month
    Living Costs

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