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Courses involved in obtaining a human development degree


January 18, 2017


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Published: January 18, 2017

A human development degree combines a variety of disciplines such as biology, psychology, anthropology, linguistics, and sociology as a means to better understand the lifespan and development of various types of people.  Entry level positions for this field typically require at least a bachelor’s degree. Those wishing to pursue a career in human development should earn a Bachelor’s of Arts in Human Development, a human development master’s degree (a Master’s of Science in Human Development), or a Ph.D. in Human Development.

The master’s or bachelor’s degree in human development typically centers on learning strategies for working with children, adults, and elderly people.  There is a high concentration placed on working with families, as well as some individual development.

The actual human development degree program coursework is comprised of learning to understand the often complex issues that people deal with throughout a lifetime.  This can include physical, family, cognitive, and social development.  These courses may include:

  • Relationships between parents and children
  • Child assessment and evaluation
  • Child abuse and neglect
  • Gerontology
  • Families and work
  • Dying and death
  • Early childhood development
  • Human development applications and theories
  • Counseling for families and individuals
  • Families in financial distress
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