The formal human development minor requires 18 credits minimum of human development coursework, including HD 101, 204, 220 and at least nine additional hours of 300- to 400-level HD courses. The minor is beneficial to students from any discipline who wish to learn more about and/or work with children, youth, adults, aging people or families.
The human development Gerontology Minor requires 18 credits minimum of coursework, including HD 405 and 15 credits selected from HBM 375, 497; H D 308, 360, 384, 385; KINES 264; MGMT 101, 301; PSYCH 320, 363, 490; SOC 351, 356. Course work for the minor must include a minimum of 9 credits of 300-400-level courses taken in residence at WSU or through WSU-approved education abroad or educational exchange courses. The minor is beneficial to students from any discipline who wish to learn more about working with older adults.
“The human development program at WSU Vancouver is phenomenal. I gained so much knowledge and made great friends and relationships with the other students and professors. I have been able to utilize those relationships as I have moved forward in my professional career.”—Lori Kincek, case manager at the Area Agency on Aging & Disabilities of Southwest Washington