Human Development Department

Human Development

The Department of Human Development explores issues of equity and social justice, while fostering the understanding of complex human conditions.

Highlights of our program

  • Our expert faculty encourage students to think critically about social, cultural, economic, historical and political frameworks and the ways in which individuals, families and communities are situated within them.
  • Our student-centered classes offer social justice and human rights approaches to a variety of issues affecting communities, including those related to education, health, violence, children, family, poverty, incarceration, immigration and the political economy.
  • Classroom and internship experiences allow our students to gain marketable professional skills for working in human services and human rights organizations at the local, regional, national and international levels.
  • Our graduates become leaders with rewarding careers working in advocacy and public policy settings, employee relations positions, healthcare settings, prekindergarten through Grade 12 and higher education institutions, nonprofit and human services agencies and the legal system.