Special Note:

**Students will be able to declare a major or minor in Human Development during the spring 2019 semester. However, beginning in Summer 2019, students will not be able to declare a major or minor in Human Development. Instead, a developmental emphasis will be in the Psychology major which will contain many of the courses from the Human Development curriculum. Students who have already declared a major or minor in Human Development prior to Summer 2019 will still be able to complete their major/minor, as courses will be transitioned to psychology next year. If there are questions regarding this upcoming change, please contact Dr. Jenell Holstead at holsteaj@uwgb.edu

Solve Human Problems

The Human Development major helps you to understand human behavior across the lifespan. The Human Development program at UW-Green Bay uses culture, family and relationships, biology, psychology and policy to explain behavior at different stages of life. This major is perfect for students interested in working with people and helping to solve human problems. Graduates frequently move on to careers in the human services, education and business fields.

What Will I Learn?

The Human Development program offers courses and provides experiences which examine the changes that occur throughout the life span and the factors that promote healthy development as well as variations from the norm. It is an interdisciplinary, liberal arts program that examines and integrates the contributions of psychologists, biologists, anthropologists, sociologists and other scholars in understanding the human life cycle. Learn More

Award-Winning Faculty
UW-Green Bay's Human Development department is home to multiple award-winning professors. They have been recognized for their teaching, institutional development and more.

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Internship Opportunities
Human Development offers tons of internship opportunities with major companies, including American Red Cross, United Way, Family Services, Planned Parenthood and many more.

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Endless Career Options
Career possibilities with a Human Development major are wide-ranging. There are many options in human service, business, educational settings and much more.

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Scholarships Available Now
Scholarships are offered each spring to qualifying Human Development majors who meet the specified criteria. These can greatly reduce the cost of school, making it affordable and achievable.

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Want to give back? Whether through the Volunteer Center of Green Bay or Habitat for Humanity, you can join others in a great cause that shows how "Human Development Helps."

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Get Involved
The Psychology and Human Development Club is a student organization that is open to all students. They put together volunteer activities, social events, informational sessions, and a host of other activities.

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Travel Abroad
Explore other cultures, expand your worldview, and become inspired by studying abroad. Travel courses are conducted to various parts of the world and are led by one or more faculty members.

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Honor Society
Psi Chi is a National Honor Society with a chapter right here at UW-Green Bay. It's a great organization that gets involved in volunteer work, provides funding for conference attendance, and more.

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Become a Phoenix

UW-Green Bay has excellent teachers, internships, research opportunities, and a great record of placing students into jobs and graduate programs. Learn More

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UW-Green Bay's Regan Gurung

Meet Regan Gurung

Regan A.R. Gurung, Ph.D., is a Professor of Human Development and Psychology  at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. A dedicated teacher, Regan has strong interests in enhancing faculty development and student understanding. He is the recipient of multiple awards, including the APA Charles L. Brewer Award for Distinguished Career in Teaching Psychology, the UW System Regents Teaching Excellence Award, CASE Wisconsin Professor of the Year, and others.

Regan is also here to help! If you have any questions about the Human Development program, please contact us!

Meet all our Human Development professors.

Growth Opportunities

  • Study Abroad trips to South Africa and Slovakia
  • Student-led research on topics including culture and language, veterans and college student development, and memory in older adults
  • Internships with Innovative Services, St. Vincent's Hospital, Fox Valley Autism and more organizations

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