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Major/Minor in Human Development

Bachelor of Arts in Human Development

  • Students can certify as a human development major after taking 24 credits and earning at least a 2.35 GPA.
  • All human development majors must complete the WSU graduation requirements.
  • Human development majors are not required to complete a minor, but are encouraged to explore the possibility of completing a minor to add further depth to their degree programs. Students who pursue a minor or certificate of study should consult with a human development academic advisor, preferably by the end of the third semester.
  • Certified human development majors are required to 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.

Minor in Human Development

  • Students can certify as a human development minor after taking 60 semester hours, certifying a major, and receiving departmental approval.
  • To certify the minor, please contact the advisor for your campus.

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