B.A. in Human Development

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Be a leader for positive change in today's society.

Human development majors study individual, family, and group dynamics to gain an in-depth understanding of human behavior. Coursework includes classes in education, psychology, sociology, and social work; a wide range of elective courses enables students to concentrate their studies in areas of personal interest.

To acquire a conceptual understanding of individual’s and families’ development across the lifespan and in the context of culture and society, students are required to complete a 25-hour field experience working with children/youth with special needs, and they are strongly encouraged to engage in global and study abroad experiences.

Graduates are prepared for a variety of careers in healthcare, social services, education, business, and government and for study at the master’s level.  

Rivier University is a College of Distinction.   

Department of Psychology
Rivier's high-quality, hands-on bachelor's and master's programs prepare students for leadership roles in a global environment. For more information, visit the Department of Psychology.

B.A. in Human Development graduates can pursue roles as:

  • Social services case managers
  • Mental Health counselors
  • Program directors
  • Juvenile justice workers
  • Criminologists
  • Many other related positions

Note: Some careers may require additional graduate study.


Student/Alumni/Faculty Profiles

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