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Career Outlook

Many opportunities are available to students who earn a bachelor’s degree in human development because our graduates are well-prepared to work with people of all ages, and from diverse cultural, ethnic, gender, socioeconomic, and religious backgrounds. The HD major introduces students to a broad understanding of human experience and behavior, and prepares students for a variety of careers in areas such as teaching, educational leadership, social work, health care, counseling, mental health, law and law enforcement, or organizational work in community or corporate settings. 

Our Career Planning page lists careers by category and provides career forecast (anticipated growth rates, salary) information for select careers. With additional coursework in a teacher credential program, some HD graduates become K-12 teachers. Others use their bachelor's degree as a springboard to graduate studies in a variety of fields including counseling, social work, psychology, anthropology or human development. Our Graduate, Certificate, and Credential Programs page provides information for HD majors interested in continuing their education.

Take a look-the possibilities are endless for Human Development graduates!