Human Development

Expand Career Opportunities with a B.S. Degree in Human Development: Psychology.  

Earn your B.S. Degree in Human Development online at HIU. Gain marketable skills for a wide range of careers in counseling, teaching, and other helping professions with a flexible online study program. 

Choose from five study concentrations: 

  • Behavioral Psychology focuses on learning and behavior. It prepares students for settings ranging from early childhood education to corporate environments, and for helping clients ranging from developmental disabilities to mental health issues.
  • Community Mental Health and Counseling prepares you for professions in mental health institutions, forensic settings, employee assistance programs, community-based counseling settings, policy settings, research; and graduate studies in counseling or social work.
  • Family Studies provides a foundation in family education. This includes the support and maintenance of healthy families, child growth and development, parenting, family communication, family systems; and individual/family risk and resiliency factors.
  • Addiction Studies introduces students to the dynamics that addiction and addictive behaviors have on both social and human development. This concentration focuses on physiological, individual and relational aspects of addictive behavior, along with treatment modalities available for those struggling with addictive issues.
  • Graduate Counseling provides an accelerated pathway into the graduate Marriage and Family Therapy or Counseling program master’s degrees. Students who complete the 15 units of undergraduate transitional coursework in the concentration will have completed a semester in the graduate program.

Financial aid is available. 

See Application Requirements for complete information. 

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Career Opportunities

  • Adult Day Care Service Provider
  • Applied Behavior Specialist
  • Autism Agency Staff Member
  • Behavioral Health Specialist
  • Child Life Specialists
  • Child Protective Services
  • Child Welfare Specialist
  • Children/Adolescent/Adult/Family Ministry
  • Domestic Violence Shelter Advocate
  • Drug/Alcohol Abuse Counselor
  • Early Childhood/Preschool Teacher
  • Employee Assistant Professional
  • Family Life Educator
  • Human Resource Manager
  • Independent Living Assistant
  • Infant Mental Health Specialist
  • Patient Care Specialist
  • Public Health Educator
  • Retirement Specialist
  • Youth Advocate