What's unique about this major at UWGB?


The Human Development program is home to faculty members who have won campus, state, and national teaching awards. They are also active scholars who research topics ranging from children's language development to death and dying. Faculty members regularly involve students in their research, and some students have even been co-authors on national presentations or on articles or book chapters with professors.


A particular advantage of the Human Development program is the opportunity for undergraduate students to gain practical experience. Many students work with faculty members in individualized learning experiences, including independent study, internships, and undergraduate research or teaching assistantships. Such experiences and the many skills gained through them can be beneficial when entering the job market or seeking admission to graduate and professional schools.


An interdisciplinary, undergraduate Human Development program as extensive as ours provides a special opportunity to gain research, communication, application, and critical thinking skills and to pair those with focused knowledge about life span development that integrates multiple scholarly perspectives.