Human Development

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

Earn your B.A. 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. 

Purpose The Bachelor of Arts in Human Development is an innovative, accelerated degree program designed to help to provide those desiring careers in psychology, counseling, education, and the human service fields with the preparation needed to enter into entry level positions or graduate studies in marriage, family, and child counseling, social work, teaching, public administration, psychology, business or law. This program is offered completely online and designed to meet the unique needs of adult learners.

Program Description The Bachelor of Science Human Development Major is offered completely online. The faculty has designed the program for individuals interested in various helping professions. Students form a critical base of knowledge and skills for entrance into these fields or for further career development. The Human Development degree also prepares students for graduate studies in the areas of human services, counseling, family studies, and education.

Within the 46-unit Major, students elect a Community Mental Health and Counseling, Family Studies concentration, and Addiction Studies Concentration.

  • 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. 

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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