Students in the Human Development and Community Engagement major build a solid foundation in child development, intercultural communication, organization leadership, research methods and urban education, with an emphasis on service outside the classroom. Students gain hands-on experience through a yearlong internship to understand the cognitive, physical and social development of children, particularly in urban communities. 


  • Childhood Mental Health
  • Community Based Education
  • Non-Profit Organization and Advocacy

Program Contact

Kelly McGinn, assistant professor of psychological studies in education, is faculty coordinator of the Human Development and Community Engagement program.
Phone: 215-204-1594