School: Arts and Social & Behavioral Sciences
Degree Type: Bachelors Degree | Minor
Format: In-Person
Student Type: Traditional Undergraduate

Empower Others to Live Their Best Lives

Address the changing structures of contemporary society with a major or minor in Human Development. Gaining a deeper understanding of human development and how it is affected by cultural perspectives prepares you to empower infants, children, youth, adults, and seniors with the life skills necessary to live a comfortable life.

Courses focus on relationships and interactions through various cultural perspectives to improve people’s lives and prepare students for careers in:

• Child Care
• Church Ministry
• Counseling
• Graduate Studies in Social Sciences, Social Work & Human Services
• Public Policy

With a growing need for social services, the Human Development major explores human behavior to better understand the dynamics and demands that people experience throughout their lives.

Program Requirements
Student Learning Outcomes
Faculty

Program Requirements

(In addition to Warner Pacific Core Studies Requirements)
B.S. in Human Development 
Prerequisite: 3 credits
PSY 140 or 141 | General Psychology | 3 credits

Major Requirements; 42-43 credits: 15 credits in residence, 21 credits upper division.
HD 311 | Prenatal through Early Childhood | 3 credits
HD 312 | Mid-Child through Adolescent | 3 credits
HD 313 | Adult Development, Aging and Dying | 3 credits
EDPSY 420 | Learning Theory | 3 credits
SS 393 | Research Methods and Applied Statistics | 4 credits
HD 314 | Parenting through the Life Cycle | 3 credits
HD 320 | Human Sexualities | 3 credits
SOC/PS 345 | Social Problems and Public Policy | 3 credits
PSY 392/492 | Junior/Senior Internship | 3 credits
PSY 441 | Stress, Crisis, Trauma & Self-Care | 3 credits
SOC/HIS 340 | Race & Ethnic Relations
OR ED 353 | Cultural Diversity | 3 credits
Elective credits chosen with advisor from list below | 8-9 credits
SS/BUS 380 | Conflict Resolution (3 credits)
SOC 382 | Marriage and Contemporary Family Issues (3 credits)
ED 353 | Cultural Diversity (3 credits)
SOC/PS 350 | Social Psychology (3 credits)
PSY 315 | Abnormal Psychology (3 credits)
PSY 402 | Personality Theory (3 credits)
PSY 430 | Counseling Theory (3 credits)
HE 240 | Nutrition (3 credits)
HE 210 | Stress Management (2 credits)
SRM 240 | Fundamentals of Coaching (3 credits)
SRM 340 | Sports Psychology (3 credits)
SRM 260 | Sociology in Sport (3 credits)

Minor in Human Development 
Prerequisite: PSY 140 or 141
15 credits: 10 credits in residence, 9 credits upper division. Required:
HD 311 | Prenatal through Early Childhood | 3 credits
HD 312 | Mid-Child through Adolescent | 3 credits
HD 313 | Adult Development, Aging and Dying | 3 credits
HD 320 | Human Sexualities | 3 credits
Approved elective | 3 credits

Student Learning Outcomes

      • Articulate the major theories of development.
      • Equally substantiate through research data two opposing positions on a contended issue in the field.
      • Compare favorably in job performance with other entry-level employees in positions applying human development training.
      • Synthesize concepts learned into a holistic view of persons and their interacting systems
      • Perceive the presentation of a Christian ethos in the implementation of their coursework.
      • Demonstrate knowledge of the developmental theorists and the normal development course of prenatal, infant,  early childhood, mid-childhood, adolescent  and adult developmental periods.
      • Carry out “hands on” learning and contextual networking in the field of human development.
      • Exhibit information literacy by applying appropriate internet and library resources in the development of research papers and presentations.

Faculty

Dr. Courage Mudzongo
Dr. Courage Mudzongo
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Aundrea Snitker
Dr. Aundrea Snitker
Chair of Arts and Social and Behavioral Sciences

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