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Human and Social Development Studies, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (WUR) Miami, FL, United States
This is a general track which offers a menu of courses relating to individual and community development. Human and Social Development Studies students at University of Miami are free to combine classes from the Individual (HSDI) and Community (HSDC) tracks. 
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Overview

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 Studies at University of Miami 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.

Mission

The major in Human and Social Development (HSD) seeks to train leading thinkers, professionals, and future scholars in the pursuit of innovative, scientific, and practical approaches to the promotion of healthy development and well-being. Students are exposed to scholarly and applied knowledge bases regarding the interconnectedness of personal, interpersonal, institutional, and community change, barriers to healthy development and well-being at these levels, and strategies and policies that promote well-being in individuals, families, and communities.

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

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    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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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Complete and submit the Common Application. Upon submitting, you will be asked to pay a $70 nonrefundable application fee.
  • If you have attended a secondary school outside of the United States, you must submit your official secondary school documents (transcripts, mark sheets, certificates, examination results, etc.)
  • We require you to submit two letters of recommendation: one from a high school guidance counselor and one from a teacher. 
  • The University of Miami is need-aware for first-year international undergraduate applicants. This means that, for a portion of international applicants, the Admission Committee will consider that student’s ability to pay tuition without the need for financial aid. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    52060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52060 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    52060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 52060 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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