Carole S. Slotterback, Ph.D., Director
This program offers all students, especially those majoring in the behavioral and social sciences, the opportunity to develop a multidisciplinary focus in human development. The academic aims of the concentration are to provide an understanding of:
- Both normal and exceptional development of humans as biological and psychological organisms;
- The relationship between individuals and family/social environment; and
- The means to enhance human development, including a field experience in a human-development agency.
The 30-credit Lifespan Development concentration is administered by an interdisciplinary board of faculty from the Psychology, Sociology, and Counseling and Human Services departments. Students interested in careers and graduate programs in human development should contact the director for more information on course choice and on integrating the concentration with various majors. Students who complete this concentration will have it noted on their transcripts. The Lifespan Development concentration requires the following: