College of Agricultural, Human, & Natural Resource Sciences

Department of Human Development

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Welcome

Human Development is a multidisciplinary department devoted to understanding the nature of human development across the lifespan. Through our teaching, research, and outreach programs, we promote the healthy development of children, adults, and their families in the state of Washington and throughout the nation.


Human Development Program

Human development is the study of how children, youth, adults, and families develop, change, and face challenges throughout the life span (childhood, adolescence, adulthood). A degree in human development prepares for a successful career in a variety of human services and/or educational settings.

WSU offers undergraduate and graduate degrees at the Pullman campus, as well as an undergraduate degree at WSU Vancouver, and online.

For more information, visit our Overview Page.


Program Strengths

  • Mission | Acquire a focus on physical, social, cognitive, and emotional development with an emphasis on development within the family.

  • Majors | Gain a broad perspective on individual and family development through faculty from a range of disciplines and professional areas.

  • Internships | Complete an internship that provides valuable experiences for securing employment in their field of interest.

  • Child Development Program | Experience working with young children in WSU's newly renovated Children's Center..

  • Certification | You can become state certified as a family and consumer sciences teacher in junior or senior high school.

  • Careers | Develop skills for working in a variety of human service and educational settings.

  • Career Video | Human Development graduate explains the Early Childhood program (available through WSU Pullman and WSU Online):

  • Click to view Early Childhood Graduate Video


Online Human Development Program

  • Application information | WSU Students can earn a human development degree or certificate completely online.
  • Earn ECDC certificate online | Online students can earn a certificate in Early Childhood Development and Care as part of the WSU Human Development Bachelor of Arts program. The ECDC certificate prepares students for careers in institutions and settings that focus on young children.
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Announcements

HD Colloquium Paul Strand
Video (9/26)

Dr. Anne Cox presenting at Pullman colloquium
Her topic is “Mindfulness in Motion: How being present during physical activity may impact body image and physical activity motivation”. 
Oct. 24th | 3pm | CUE 518

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Offered @ WSU:

Bachelor of Arts in Human Dev
Doctoral Degree in Prevention Science

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BA in Pullman, Vancouver, and Online
PhD in Pullman, Vancouver, and Spokane

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Human Development, 501 Johnson Twr, PO Box 644852, Washington State University, Pullman WA 99164-4852, 509-335-8439, Contact Us