HDEV Vision and Mission

Vision: The Department of Human Development at CSULB strives to imagine and enact dignified futures for all. We are guided by a shared commitment to dismantling oppressive systems that perpetuate social inequity locally and globally. 

Mission: The Department of Human Development is dedicated to the interdisciplinary, intersectional study of the human experience across the lifespan. Drawing from anthropology, biology, psychology and sociology, students apply innovative coursework to pressing social issues, gaining valuable skills in critical thinking, data analysis, and professional communication. We recognize the importance of preparing a diverse generation of professionals committed to improving the quality of life of individuals and communities. Students prepare for rewarding careers in education, social work, health services, media, and the nonprofit sector, among others. A degree in human development offers students curricular flexibility and transferable skills to sustain and contribute to building a more just world.