Human Development majors explore the psychological, social, cultural, and biological development of people from conception to old age, focusing on the processes and mechanisms of growth and change over the life course. A wide range of issues are included in the study of human development, including biological, cognitive, and emotional development; the role of family, neighborhood, workplace, and culture in development; and the influence that developing humans have on their environment.

HD faculty have created six research interest groups that serve to orient students to our educational curriculum and provide structure and collaboration for our instruction, research and outreach.