The undergraduate program offers a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Human Development. Human Development majors can elect to specialize in one of five content areas: Adolescence, Early Childhood Education, Family Studies, Gerontology, and Human Services Case Management and Administration. A teaching certificate in Family and Consumer Sciences is also available. Certificate offerings vary by campus location.
Non-human development majors may also pursue a certificate with their degree or independently of a degree. Please contact the Department of Human Development to begin working towards a certificate.
Why a certificate?
- Helps students focus their course of study
- Provides students with substantive training in a concentrated course of study.
- Demonstrates an additional area of specialization to potential employers. The certificate appears on the student’s transcript and students can include the certificate as part of their resume and/or application for graduate school.
How do I pursue a certificate?
- Select an area of specialty in consultation with a human development academic advisor.
- Maintain an overall GPA of 2.5 in the courses selected for your specialty area.