Minor in Child Study and Human Development

The Department of Child Study and Human Development offers a minor in CHSD for students who have an interest in careers working with diverse children, their families, and communities, but whose primary focus might be in another discipline or major.

Program Requirements and Policies

  • Five courses taken are required for the undergraduate minor in Child Study and Human Development. 
  • No more than two courses used for any minor, regardless of the number of semester hours they carry, may be used toward any other requirement (including foundation, distribution, major, or other minor). Students may not complete both a major and a minor in our department. All courses used in fulfillment of a minor must be taken for a grade (not pass/fail).

Course Requirements

One course from among the following foundational courses:

  • CSHD 1: Introduction to Child Study and Human Development
  • CSHD 51 or 151: Intellectual Development
  • CSHD 61 or 161: Personal-Social Development
  • CSHD 62: Childhood Across Cultures
  • CSHD 155: The Young Child's Development of Language

The remaining four (4) courses must be CSHD (or CSHD cross-listed) courses. Courses taken outside the CSHD offerings will not be counted toward the CSHD minor.

When completing the CSHD minor, students should fill out the minor completion form and send it to mary.casey@tufts.edu or julie.dobrow@tufts.edu for their signature.