The Bachelor of Science Degree in Human Development (HD) is designed to support student learning about the mechanisms of growth and change across the lifespan. With areas of focus in developmental science, educational psychology and statistical methodology, HD majors will explore the biological, social, emotional, and cognitive processes of learning and development from conception to old age in diverse social and cultural contexts.

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HD Program Objectives

Interested in the HD major? Please fill out our HD Major Interest Form!

Please contact the Office of Student Services,, or 301-405-2364.

Advising for Current Students Academic advising is an essential part of your academic experience at UM. Academic advisors help you understand the academic requirements and curricular offerings in the College of Education. They assist you to realistically evaluate your academic progress and its relationship to successful continuance in the program. Advisors also inform you about different campus resources and services that will help you to make the most of your experience while at the University of Maryland.

Advising is mandatory for all students in the College of Education. Depending upon your major and your academic standing in the College, you will be assigned an advisor from within the Office of Student Services (Room 1204, Benjamin). All students are required to make advising appointments no more than 2 weeks before your scheduled registration date.

Our Advisors:

Janis Cornell-DeMoss, Director of Student Services

Advises: Students on Academic Probation/Dismissal, Dean's Level Exceptions to Policy.

Jessica Chew, Academic Advisor|

Glenn Kasten-Sportes, Academic Advisor

Dr. Jennie Lee-Kim
Director, Human Development Undergraduate Major
College of Education
3942 Campus Drive
Benjamin Building, Suite 3304
College Park, MD 20742

Interested in the HD major? Please fill out our HD Major Interest Form!