The College of Education is pleased to introduce its Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Community Engagement. This new degree is designed to provide students with a solid foundation in child development, intercultural communication, research methods, urban education, and organization/leadership. Many students want to make a difference in children’s lives in other ways besides being a teacher; this program provides the training needed to understand the factors that impede or facilitate the cognitive, social, and physical development of children, particularly in urban communities. This knowledge prepares students to influence the programs, policies, and practices of agencies and governmental bodies with child-focused initiatives. Graduates with this major will also be well equipped to land jobs as workers in non-profit advocacy organizations, childcare directors, personal care aides, museum education coordinators, and the like, or to work in other fields that require application of developmental knowledge.

Learn more about the new Human Development and Community Engagement program.

Joseph Paris