Human Development

Do you want to help people? Human Development is a broad area that can lead to a wide array of career opportunities in the helping professions working directly with people. Students will explore the psychological, social, cultural, and biological development of humans from conception to old age, focusing on the processes and mechanisms of growth and change over the life course.

The Human Development major includes study of a wide range of issues including the role of the family, neighborhood, workplace, and culture on development and the influence that developing humans have on their environment. The Human Development major provides skills valued by employers and an excellent basis for careers in child, elder, or family advocacy, counseling, social work and education, healthcare or medicine, law, business and excellent preparation for Master’s or Doctorate level graduate work.

Because the major leads to a wide array of careers you can find information about careers in Human Development by following these links based on your personal interests: