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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Development and Human Services, B.A.

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Minimum number of credits required to graduate:  124

Minimum Cumulative GPA required to graduate:  2.0

Minimum number of credits to complete the major:  56


This bachelor degree program requires a minimum of 124 credits.

The Human Development and Human Services major is an appropriate choice for students wishing to gain an understanding of development across the lifespan and those interested in applied settings. The Human Development and Human Services major accommodates students with interests in a variety of human service fields. 

The Human Development and Human Services major will introduce students to the theories, concepts, and practices to prepare individuals to work in the non-profit sector, after-school programs, and community based organizations, as school counselors or other non-public school teaching roles.

Human Development and Human Services majors, like all other Merrimack College students, take additional courses that fulfill liberal studies core requirements, as well as complete a field experience to explore career interests related to human services.

Major Requirements


All Human Development and Human Services majors must take the following courses.


Developmental Progressions & Processes

Students choose three of the following courses.

Experiential Learning


Students tailor their academic experience by selecting two electives from the following.


* Some courses outside of the Winston School of Education & Social Policy may have prerequisites. Consult with your advisor before planning to enroll in these courses.

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