Skills and Abillities gained with this major

As described in more detail in our learning outcomes, Human Development students should develop:

  • Basic skills, such as computer literacy and oral and written communication
  • Theoretical knowledge of interdisciplinary perspectives on lifespan development
  • Research skills, such as designing and critically evaluating studies
  • Application abilities that enable them to use their knowledge to solve problems and function effectively in work, research, and other settings
  • Diversity appreciation and knowledge or an understanding of ways in which culture, gender, social class, and more may influence developmental processes