Contact Us Contact Us
Course Details
Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) Logo

Bachelor of Science (Human Development) (Hons)

Offered by: Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
Exam BodyInternal Degree, Malaysia
Course Duration8 Sem
Part Time/Full TimeFull Time
Fees (International Student)5338.60/Sem
FacultyFaculty of Human Ecology
Conducted entirely in MalaysiaYes
Awarding CountryMalaysia
Level of StudyBachelor's Degree Level
Field of StudyBusiness Management & Administration
Stream RequirementsArts/Science Stream
Course Description

The Bachelor of Science (Human Development) is designed based on the philosophy that human growth and development is influenced by the interaction and transaction processes of various elements in the micro and macro systems. The Ecology perspective emphasizes the importance of understanding human beings in context in order to produce excellent and resilient individuals who are able to contribute to individual and global community enhancement, as well as to improve their relationship with and responsibility towards their creator.


Curriculum Structure

Course Category

Credit Hours

University Courses


Core Courses


Minor Courses




  * Excluding 2 credit from co-curriculum


  1. Basic Entrepreneurship
  2. Ethics and Values in Development
  3. Malaysian Nationhood
  4. Asian and Islamic Civilization
  5. Ethnic Relations
  6. Agriculture and Man
  7. Oral Interaction Skills
  8. General Writing Skills
  9. Principles of Biochemistry
  10. Biological Concept/ General Physics/General Chemistry
  11. Statistics for Applied Sciences
  12. Information Technology and Its Application
  13. Introduction to Human Physiology
  14. Introduction to Human Development
  15. Research Methods
  16. Developmental Psychology: Children and Adolescents
  17. Developmental Psychology: Adult and Ageing
  18. Social Policy and Law
  19. Basic Advising and Counseling
  20. Social and Human Services
  21. Management and Decision Making
  22. Nutrition, Health and Environment
  23. Information Technology, Globalisation and Quality of Life
  24. Development and Sustainability
  25. Social Demography
  26. Industrial Training
  27. Final Year Project
  28. Family and Consumer Economics
  29. Social Psychology

Minor Courses (30 Credits)

Seven minor packages are offered as complements to the Bachelor of Science (Human Development) programme that consists of 30 credit hours (a compulsary 24 credit hours and choices of 6 credit hours). They are:

   1.  Minor in Early Childhood Programme
   2.  Minor in Developmental Psychology
   3.  Minor in Guidance and Counseling
   4.  Minor in Family Law
   5.  Minor in Resource Management
   6.  Minor in Community Development
   7.  Minor in Social Work

Entry Requirements

Candidates must fullfill the University General Requirements and specific programme requirements:

University General Requiments

A good pass in the Malaysian Certificate of Education (SPM)/its equivalent with a credit in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia or a credit in Bahasa Melayu/Bahasa Malaysia July Paper; and

A pass in the STPM Examination with at least; CGPA 2.00 and at least;

  • C grade (CGPA 2.00) in General Studies; and
  • C grade (CGPA 2.00) in two other subjects; or

A pass in the Matriculation Examination with at least; CGPA 2.00; or

A Diploma or its equivalent which is recognized by the Malaysian Government and approved by the University Senate;and

At least Band 1 in the Malaysian University English Test (MUET).

Specific Programme Requiments

A minimum of Grade C (CGPA 2.00) in two of the following subjects at STPM level: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics S/Mathematics T/Further Mathematics T, Economics, Accounting, Geography, History, Business Studies, Usuluddin, Syariah, Sport Science, Computing; or

A minimum of Grade C (CGPA 2.00) in two of the following subjects at Matriculation level: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Economics, Accounting, Business Management; or

A Diploma in a relevant field or any other qualification recognized by the UPM Senate; and

A pass in two of the following subjects at SPM level; Mathematics/Additional Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Science. 

All fees are in RM (Ringgit Malaysia) currency unless stated otherwise.

Other Courses in this Level of Study Other Courses in this Field of Study

Back to Courses

Download FREE myCourseGuide