Summary Of Requirements

University Requirements

  • All students must complete Temple University's General Education (GenEd) curriculum.
  • All students must take a minimum of two writing-intensive courses at Temple University (including transfer students). The specific writing-intensive courses required for this major are AOD 3396 and URBE 4496.

College Requirements

Program Requirements

  • Students must complete 42 credit hours in the major, including a community internship of 6-12 credits.
  • All courses in the major must be passed with a grade of "C-" or better and students must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA.
AOD 1166Interpersonal Communication through the Life Span3
HDCE 3332Professional Seminar in Human Development and Community Engagement I1
HDCE 3333Professional Seminar in Human Development and Community Engagement II1
HDCE 3334Professional Seminar in Human Development and Community Engagement III1
Choose two of the following:6
ECED 2101
Child Development, Birth to Nine
EDUC 2109
Adolescent Development for Educators
AOD 3317
Adult and Workforce Development
EPSY 2325Statistics for Decision Making3
AOD 3396Organizational Communication (WI)3
HDCE 2304Families and the Community3
EDUC 4441Discourse Practices in Diverse Communities3
HDCE 4305Curriculum and Training Design3
HDCE 4333Program Evaluation3
URBE 4496Understanding Urban Communities (WI)3
HDCE 4187Practicum in Applied Development3
HDCE 4185Community Internship and Seminar6 TO 12
Total Credit Hours42-48

Concentration Requirements

  • Students must choose one of the following concentrations:
    • Applied Behavior Analysis
    • Community Education
    • Human Services
    • Non-Profit Management and Social Entrepreneurship
  • Students must complete the five courses (15 credits) required for the chosen concentration. See the Academic Plan for details.

Clearance Requirements

Students enrolled in courses that require fieldwork or internships must submit updated child abuse, criminal and drug clearances every year. Learn more about submitting clearance requirements.