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Human Development and Women's Studies Department

Human Development is an interdisciplinary program that integrates theory and methodology from disciplines such as anthropology, biology, linguistics, psychology, and sociology. Students majoring in Human Development explore the processes and mechanisms underlying developmental change and stability across the lifespan, and the sociocultural and historical contexts in which development takes place. The program's curriculum equips students with understanding of major research findings and core concepts in human development, the ability to critically analyze and evaluate theoretical and practical issues in the field, and the skills to apply their learning to diverse communities outside the university. The program strives to create an optimal learning community which values and fosters mutual learning and dialogue between and among students and faculty from diverse backgrounds.

Our department includes over 600 majors and over 100 minors. Students are supported by ten tenure-track/tenured faculty, and eleven lecturer faculty members. 

Fall 2023 Human Development Majors:

Are you a newly admitted Human Development major? You're invited to get to know the department at one of our upcoming Human Development Orientation Sessions this spring. Please register for an orientation session here; these 45-minute sessions will be held on zoom.

Assistant Professor Dr. John Bunce will discuss the major, courses, course roadmaps, and career possibilities. 

Contact Us

Department of Human Development and Women's Studies
  • California State University, East Bay
  • 25800 Carlos Bee Blvd
  • Meiklejohn Hall, 3069
  • Hayward, CA 94542
  • Phone: (510) 885-3076
  • HDEV Admin Zoom Office Hours (Non Major Advising)
  • Book an appointment through BayAdvisor or via email
  • Click here for zoom link
  • Department Chair Zoom Office Hours
  • Monday & Wednesday: 12pm-1:30pm Appointments available via Bay Advisor
  • Click here for zoom link