Overview

The human development major is an interdisciplinary program of study of the processes and changes that characterize human development.Course offerings are drawn primarily from psychology, sociology, human development, anthropology and biology with electives available from other departments, including education.Consistent with the interdisciplinary field of lifespan development, the major provides the important advantage of promoting a holistic approach to development that no single discipline can offer.Students selecting the Bachelor of Arts degree in human development, with the study of human development and behavior as its major theme, typically choose careers related to interpersonal relations when they graduate, e.g. education, social services, counseling, and guidance or in health delivery settings.The major also provides academic preparation for graduate-level training in related fields, including human or child development, family studies, psychology, social work, law, gerontology, human ecology, and education.