Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Community Engagement

Learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Community Engagement.

Dr. Kelly McGinn
kelly.mcginn@temple.edu

The Human Development and Community Engagement program prepares students to influence the programs, policies, and practices of schools, agencies, and governmental bodies. Graduates with this major will be prepared for careers in non-profit organizations, child-care, after school programming, disability services, or work in other fields that require the application and understanding of human development. This program provides the training needed to understand factors that impede or facilitate the cognitive, social, and physical development of individuals, particularly in urban communities.

This program includes coursework in child development, intercultural communication, research and program evaluation methods, organizational development, urban education, and leadership. The HDCE major nurtures future professionals who are committed to serving their community. A unique feature of the major is the opportunity for undergraduate students to gain practical, hands-on experience through a year-long practicum and internship at a local community organization. In order to tailor the degree to students’ interests and goals, students are required to select and complete courses in one of four concentration areas: Applied Behavior Analysis, Community Education, Human Services, or Non-Profit Management and Social Entrepreneurship.

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
Child Development, Birth to Nine
Adolescent Development for Educators
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.

Suggested Academic Plan

Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Community Engagement

Requirements for New Students starting in the 2019-2020 Academic Year

(Certain courses require that a student secure clearances as per the College of Education policy; students should check the current list of courses that require clearances on the College of Education web site.)

Year 1
FallCredit Hours
GenEd Quantitative Literacy Course [GQ]4
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
ENG 0802, 0812, or 0902Analytical Reading and Writing [GW]4
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
GenEd Breadth Course3
 Term Credit Hours13
Year 2
Fall
IH 0851 or 0951Intellectual Heritage I: The Good Life [GY]3
HDCE 3332Professional Seminar in Human Development and Community Engagement I1
Choose one of the following:3
Child Development, Birth to Nine 
Adolescent Development for Educators 
Adult and Workforce Development 
Content Course13
Elective3
Elective3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
IH 0852 or 0952Intellectual Heritage II: The Common Good [GZ]3
AOD 1166Interpersonal Communication through the Life Span3
Elective3
Elective3
Content Course13
 Term Credit Hours15
Year 3
Fall
HDCE 3334Professional Seminar in Human Development and Community Engagement III1
HDCE 2304Families and the Community3
EDUC 4441Discourse Practices in Diverse Communities3
Choose one of the following:3
Child Development, Birth to Nine 
Adolescent Development for Educators 
Adult and Workforce Development 
Content Course13
Concentration Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Spring
HDCE 3333Professional Seminar in Human Development and Community Engagement II<sup>2</sup>1
AOD 3396Organizational Communication [WI]3
EPSY 2325Statistics for Decision Making3
Content Course13
Concentration Course3
Concentration Course3
 Term Credit Hours16
Year 4
Fall
URBE 4496Understanding Urban Communities [WI]3
HDCE 4187Practicum in Applied Development<sup>2</sup>3
HDCE 4305Curriculum and Training Design3
Concentration Course3
Concentration Course3
 Term Credit Hours15
Spring
HDCE 4185Community Internship and Seminar (6, 9, or 12 credits)<sup>3</sup>6-12
HDCE 4333Program Evaluation3
Elective credits to meet 122 minimum credits6-0
 Term Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours: 122

Students are required to choose one of the following concentrations:

Applied Behavior Analysis Concentration:
ABA 2103Concepts and Principles of Behavior Analysis3
ABA 3301Understanding Autism3
ABA 3302Analyzing and Changing Behavior3
ABA 3303Evaluating Behavior Change Intervention3
ABA 3304Ethics and Applied Behavior Analysis 3
Total Credit Hours15
Community Education Concentration:
AOD 2218Leadership and Communication3
SPED 2231Introduction to Inclusive Education3
EDUC 2296Effective Teaching: Theory and Practice3
URBE 4301Partnerships between Schools and Communities3
HDCE 4302Economics for Education3
Total Credit Hours15
Human Services Concentration:
SPED 2231Introduction to Inclusive Education3
CPSY 2301Helping Professions for Diverse Populations3
CPSY 2302Can We Talk? Real World Interviewing3
SPSY 2303The Impact of Trauma on the Individual and Society3
ABA 3301Understanding Autism3
Total Credit Hours15
Non-Profit Management and Social Entreprenuership Concentration:
AOD 2176Team Process in Education3
AOD 2218Leadership and Communication3
AOD 3318Systems Approach to Organizational Change3
AOD 3319Skill Building for Social Entrepreneurship and Community Engagement3
AOD 4376Innovation and Mission-Driven Organizations3
Total Credit Hours15