Certificate in Human Development

This program is no longer accepting new applications.

As part of its ongoing curriculum review and refresh to better serve its students, UMUC has eliminated some of its undergraduate certificate programs. Current students have been contacted to ensure timely completion of the program or to discuss alternative programs of interest.

If you are enrolled in this program, please use the curriculum requirements below to track your success as you complete your certificate. Contact your academic advisor if you have any questions.

The human development certificate is designed to meet the needs of individuals who work in health care settings that require a thorough background in human development from birth to an advanced age. It enables students to understand and recognize developmental milestones across the lifespan and examines age-specific related topics. The program is particularly useful for individuals either currently working or desiring to work in settings such as childcare, adult care, boys' and girls' clubs, and other community-related settings. With appropriate choice of courses, this certificate may be completed while pursuing the Bachelor of Science in psychology.

Note: Courses may be applied to only one certificate; some prerequisites may need to be fulfilled before beginning certificate courses.

Five required courses:

A supporting elective chosen from the following: 3

  • PSYC 332 Psychology of Human Sexuality
  • PSYC 334 Psychology of Interpersonal Relationships
  • PSYC 338 Psychology of Gender

Total credits for certificate in Human Development: 18

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