Who should be a Human Development major?

The Human Development major can be great preparation for any type of career that involves working with people and helping to solve human problems, including many options in human service, business, and educational settings. Career possibilities are varied, and some entry-level sample jobs might include developing activities for older adults at a nursing home or for young children in an after school program, serving as a client advocate or case manager for a private human services agency, or addressing member questions and concerns for a large health insurance company. Some careers, such as college academic advisor, marriage and family therapist, development director for a non-profit organization, or human resources manager may require master's degrees or doctoral-level preparation. Admission to graduate school is highly selective and requires very strong academic credentials. Your advisor and Career Services can provide you with more information on how to prepare for careers or graduate school. You can also learn more about specific job titles and options by examining "What Can You Do With This Major?". Read more about graduate school on the Graduate Information page.

Minor Decisions

A Human Development major does not require a minor, but having a minor concentration of study can significantly enhance your education and your marketable skills. Just a few of the popular options with students include minors in Business Administration, Women's and Gender Studies, First Nations Studies, Psychology, Public Administration, Sociology, Anthropology, or Communication.

Who should be a Human Development minor?

The Human Development minor provides a broad, interdisciplinary complement to majors such as Psychology, Education, Social Work, Business Administration, Human Biology, or Democracy and Justice Studies.