Nov 28, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Applied Human Development & Community Studies

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Chair: Professor Falk
Associate Professors: Hsu, Kurkul
Assistant Professors: McKenzie
Professors of Practice: Howland, Shaw



The Department of Applied Human Development and Community Studies includes the following programs:

  • Bachelor’s in Human Development and Human Services

  • 3+2 programs in School Counseling and Social Work

We are an interdisciplinary department comprised of scholar-practitioners who are committed to activism and social change.


Our Vision: Resilient People, Inclusive Communities

  • People of all ages develop the skills and capacities for living balanced, productive, and meaningful lives.

  • Communities activate resources to address their needs and interests through collaborative planning processes.

  • Resources, including power and decision-making, are equitably and responsibly distributed and shared.


Our Mission: We work to educate and prepare students to identify human talents, to activate community resources, and to address systemic inequities so that individuals, families, and communities can thrive.

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