The Human Development Minor focuses on developmental change and processes in infants, children, adolescents and adults. You study psychological growth, cognitive development and complexity, emotional factors, and physical changes across the lifespan.
Through this minor, you gain subject matter expertise in developmental processes ranging from infancy through adulthood. In addition, you obtain practice in how to apply theoretical information to dynamic fields. The focus of instruction in the minor is on practical and applied content.
The minor can be substituted for the area of emphasis requirement for Liberal Studies majors. It also supports individuals interested in classroom teaching, preschool teaching, human services, social work, gerontology, geriatrics, probation and other related careers. In addition, the Human Development minor provides evidence of expertise for majors such as Psychology, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Collaborative Health and Human Services, Biology, and others. In addition to your major, the minor in Human Development is a marketing tool for students, demonstrating skills in understanding human growth and development.