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The Human Development and Learning Bachelor's Degree: Department of Educational Psychology

Do you want to work with people? Are you interested in facilitating hope, engagement and justice for others? Are you interested in psychology, sociology and how people think, behave and learn? If so, the Human Development and Learning program is the right path for you! In our Human Development and Learning program, you are the architect of your education. The program includes a core curriculum that is supplemented with a focus area of coursework that you choose from a variety of fields based on your interests such as communities, social justice, early childhood, youth development and  family studies.

Whether you are interested in working with young children, youth, adolescents, or adults, the BA in Human Development and Learning program will prepare you to work with people in various settings. Our graduates work in child care centers, community organizations, higher education, in leadership positions and in advocacy groups, corporations and anywhere that people work and thrive.


Early Childhood Scholarship Opportunity

If you are interested in early childhood, take advantage of this early childhood scholarship opportunity. 

Overall: 120 credit hours
Core Program Requirements: 45 – 50 credit hours
General Education and other university courses: 70 – 75 credit hours

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Read about how 2023 UIC graduate Isaiah M. Stewart found the B.A. in human development and learning was the perfect fit for him.


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