Department of Human Development

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A diverse understanding

If you are interested in how people change and grow over time, consider studying human development. Our multidisciplinary program will give you an understanding of individual development across people’s life span within the context of diverse families and communities.

Our programs

Learn about human development and family relations across the life-span, as well as the interaction of individuals and families within the community environment.

Sample courses: 

  • Prenatal Through Age 8
  • Middle Childhood Through Adolescence
  • Adulthood Through Older Years
  • Family Systems: Understanding Family Interaction
  • Research Approaches to Human Development

Career opportunities

A degree in human development qualifies you to work in a variety of education and social service settings with people of all ages. You might work for Head Start, a public school, a residential treatment center, a family service program, juvenile corrections, a youth center, or a community-based program for the elderly.

Contact us

For more information, email us or call 360-546-9721.