The Minor in Human Development and Community Engagement (HDCE) is designed for Temple University undergraduate students who have either a professional or personal interest in influencing the programs, policies and practices of schools, agencies, non-profit organizations and governmental bodies. This minor is also ideal for students who plan to enter occupations related to applied child development, such as child psychology, teaching, public health, counseling and social work. Courses in applied statistics and program evaluation equip students with the skills needed to evaluate and improve community programs.

Campus Location: Main

Contact Information

Undergraduate Advising, College of Education and Human Development

Kelly McGinn, Program Coordinator


The minor in Human Development and Community Engagement consists of 18 credit hours in coursework from programs across the College of Education and Human Development.

Students must complete the following courses:

Required Courses
HDCE 2304Families and the Community3
URBE 4496Understanding Urban Communities3
EPSY 2325Statistics for Decision Making3
HDCE 4333Program Evaluation3
Development Course
Select one of the following:3
Child Development, Birth to Nine
Adolescent Development for Educators
Adult and Workforce Development
Communication Course
Select one of the following:3
Interpersonal Processes through the Life Span
Discourse Practices in Diverse Communities
Total Credit Hours18

All courses must be completed with a minimum grade of C-.