Students can pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development at campuses in Pullman and Vancouver, and online through Washington State University’s Global Campus. Undergraduate students can choose an emphasis in Early Childhood Education, Adolescence, Family Studies, Gerontology, or Human Services Case Management and Administration. Certification for teaching Family and Consumer Sciences is also available through the department.
A degree in Human Development prepares students for a successful career in a variety of human services, non-profit, and educational settings. In addition to coursework, all human development majors complete an internship or practicum to help them prepare for a career in the field. Check out the many examples of careers our students have gone into after completing their studies and internship or practicum.
Undergraduates also have the opportunity to participate in faculty research labs and/or on faculty led research projects for academic credit. These provide a great experience for anyone thinking of applying to graduate school, and employers also value the skills students gain from hands-on research experience. Members of our faculty are involved in a range of research projects with children, young adults, senior citizens, and their families.