Major/Minor in Human Development

Major in Human Development

Human Development majors choose from the following options, which all lead to a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development:

Requirements for the major

  • Students must complete 24 credits and have a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher to be admitted to the major.
  • The WSU graduation requirements must be completed.
  • Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.6 or better in human development courses and other courses accepted for the required human development core.
  • Human development majors, other than those in the Family and Consumer Sciences teacher certification program, are required to complete a minimum of 42 credit hours of human development courses. Students complete a required core of courses (27 – 31 credit hours) including an internship/practicum experience. The remaining credit hours (11 – 15) consist of elective human development courses that may be selected at will for students choosing the Bachelor of Arts in Human Development degree or focused to include courses that support the student’s area of specialization.
  • Although not required, students are encouraged to explore other minor or certificate options. Consult with an advisor if you are interested in one of those options, preferably by the end of the third semester.

Minor in Human Development

  • Students can apply for the human development minor after being admitted to a major and receiving departmental approval.
  • To apply for the HD minor, please contact the advisor for your campus.