Human Development is one of the largest programs on campus with over 700 students. Our graduates seek careers in diverse settings, from non-profit and state agencies to counseling, health-care and educational programs as counselors, social workers, teachers, health-care workers and related positions.

Our major provides an interdisciplinary theoretical framework for understanding human development across the lifespan. More specifically, students complete courses from the allied disciplines of psychology, sociology, biology, and anthropology to gain a multi-disciplinary understanding and then integrate these perspectives in the HD designated courses. Students gain experience in the application of this knowledge through required service learning in all courses, field experience and our capstone.



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Department Chair's Office:

Alice Quiocho
Department Chair
Email: aquiocho@csusm.edu

Jo Ann Espinoza
Admin. Support Coord.
(760) 750-4118
Email: jespinoz@csusm.edu