If you are studying in the fields of psychology, education, or working to build skills to support careers in social, family, health and life sciences, understanding human development is essential. A minor in human development provides you with the opportunity to learn about physical, social, cognitive and emotional development across the lifespan.

Minor Requirements


Total Credits: 18

  • 12 credits must be taken from a list of required courses
  • six credits may be taken from the core courses or from a list of optional courses


The Minor in Human Development primarily takes the orientation of comprehensive developmental processes within specific life span time frames. As such, you will choose from courses focused on early childhood, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. Each course addresses developmental perspectives on social, emotional, cognitive, behavioral, and physical conditions.

For a complete list of classes you will take and their descriptions, please see our Course Catalog.

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How to Enroll

To enroll in the minor, contact your Academic Advisor. If you have questions about specific courses or the program, contact Dr. Winnie Mucherah.

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