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 311Prenatal through Early Childhood3
HD 312Mid-Child though Adolescent3
HD 313Adult Development, Aging, and Dying3
EDPSY 420Learning Theory3
SS 393Research Methods and Applied Statistics4
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)