Learning Outcomes

The Programmatic Student Learning Outcomes for the B.A. in Human Development are that students who have successfully completed the program are able to:

  • Explain human development over the life span in terms of interactions among cultural, biological, psychological, and social processes with sensitivity to roles of disability, gender, sexual orientation, race, class, and nationality in shaping developmental processes and outcomes.
  • Demonstrate an awareness of their skills, knowledge, and goals related to employment in health and human service careers, including topics such as assessment, intervention, ethics, professional standards, and self-care.
  • Design, conduct, and present an original research project, demonstrating a basic understanding of research methods commonly used in human development.
  • Use theory as a framework to understand and explain basic delivery of services for problems or situations addressed in applied settings, such as counseling, healthcare, and education.
  • Summarize the structure and operation of social service organizations, including their funding, staffing, and successful delivery of services.