Human Development


The goal of the Department of Human Development (HDEV) is to study maturation and development as lifelong processes, integrating anthropology, biology, psychology, and sociology to provide students with an understanding of development in the context of family, society, and culture. Students learn about the biological, cognitive, social, and emotional development of humans from conception to death with a focus on equity and social justice, and faculty apply an interdisciplinary focus to both teaching and research. HDEV classes prepare students for rewarding careers in therapy, social work, counseling, health, education, advocacy, business, research, and more.  

Learn more about the Vision and Mission of the Department of Human Development.

Visit Us!

The department office (LA3 202) is open four days a week: Monday through Thursday. The office is closed on Fridays. If we are not in when you stop by, please reach out via email ( and we will be glad to follow up with you as quickly as possible. 

  • Monday: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm 
  • Tuesday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm  
  • Wednesday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm  
  • Thursday: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm  
  • Friday: Office Closed


The Department of Human Development offers virtual advising during summer. Please visit our Advising page to schedule an appointment.