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Program of Study

The Bachelor of Arts in Human Development is a multidisciplinary program that focuses on human growth and development throughout the life span, and on the familial, social, cultural, and political networks in which individuals develop. The human development major is designed to prepare undergraduates to succeed in an increasingly diverse cultural, ethnic, economic, and political environment. Respect for those differ ences in the context of human service settings is an integral part of our program.

Concentrations Offered:

  • Counseling Services
    This concentration focuses on psychological well-being and distress throughout the human life span.
  • Health Services
    This concentration focuses on physiological well-being and illness throughout the human life span.
  • Individualized
    This concentration allows students to create their own speciality area related to such topics as children & youth services, adult/gerontology, education, among others.


Special Conditions for the Bachelor of Arts in Human Development

All courses counted toward the major, including Preparation for the Major courses, must be completed with a grade of C (2.0) or better. A minimum of eighteen (18) units counted toward the human development major must have been completed at CSUSM.