Human Development | Undergraduate

The Human Development program in housed in the Department of Human Development & Psychoeducational Studies (HDPES) within the Howard University School of Education.

(120 credit hours)

The BS in human development is ecologically oriented and focuses on the study of individuals and families from a multidisciplinary perspective. Students may choose to concentrate on infancy, childhood, adolescence, or adult development. Specializations focus on developmental processes throughout the life-cycle and interpersonal relationships within the context of the family and other human/environmental settings, with special reference to African-American and underserved populations. The program offers an Honors Program, providing the opportunity for students to enhance their research skills, and a 5-year accelerated dual degree program with a BS and MSW in Human Development. 


Kamilah Woodson

Department Chair

Velma LaPoint

Program Coordinator

Program Details

  • Degree Classification: Undergraduate
  • Related Degrees: B.S.
  • Program Frequency: Full-Time
  • Format: In Person

Caution to Prospective Students

The Board of Trustees of Howard University on September 24, 1983, adopted the following policy statement regarding applications for admission: "Applicants seeking admission to Howard University are required to submit accurate and complete credentials and accurate and complete information requested by the University. Applicants who fail to do so shall be denied admission. Enrolled students who as applicants failed to submit accurate and complete credentials or accurate and complete information on their application for admission shall be subject to dismissal when the same is made known, regardless of classification."