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Student Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Human Development will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate understanding of developmental theories and how biological, psychological, social, historical and cultural dynamics influence developmental processes, and use theory as a framework to address real-world problems related to lifespan development in applied settings such as counseling, health care, and education.
  2. Demonstrate understanding of how social categories such as gender, race, ethnicity, class, age, ability, sexuality, and religion – and the intersections of these identities – relate to diverse experiences across the lifespan.
  3. Apply skills, knowledge and goal setting toward employment in health and human services, including documenting field experiences in health and human services settings.
  4. Demonstrate understanding of research methods that are commonly used in human development scholarship and how to design, conduct and present an original research project.
  5. Summarize the delivery of social services, including: funding, staffing, assessments, program development and evaluation.