Human Development

Studies in this major provide a background in human development.

Students are prepared for a variety of vocational opportunities in human services and church ministry as well as studies in graduate programs within the social sciences.

This major can be designed to fit the particular goals of the student.


Part 1: General Education Core
(See Core Studies Requirements)

Part 2: Human Development Major

Prerequisite: PSY 140/141

30 credits: 15 credits in residence, 18 credits upper division. Required:

HD 311 Prenatal through Early Childhood 3
HD 312 Mid-Child though Adolescent 3
HD 313 Adult Development, Aging, and Dying 3
EDPSY 420 Learning Theory 3
SS 393 Research Methods and Applied Statistics 4
Elective credits are chosen with advisors
(Choose from courses listed on the human development major checklist)

Major Competencies

  • Graduates will be able to articulate the major theories of development.
  • Graduates will be able to equally substantiate through research data two opposing positions on a contended issue in the field.
  • Graduates will compare favorably in job performance with other entry-level employees in positions applying human development training.
  • Graduates will be able to synthesize concepts learned into a holistic view of persons and their interacting systems.

(Updated Sept. 2015)