Human Development

The Concentration in Human Development exposes students to the broader life-span perspective and allows them to focus on the stages (e.g., childhood, adolescence, adulthood) and the topics most applicable to their personal or professional goals.

Through small classes we offer training in research and analysis that are often absent at large universities. You'll have opportunities, through internships to work with populations of your choice - babies, children, teens, the elderly - or study abroad to gain cultural experience that can help you succeed in today's global world. You'll learn firsthand how to conduct a research study and have opportunities to carry out independent research, present your findings at conferences, and even publish your work. These invaluable experiences can help you get into a top-notch graduate school and land your first job.

We offer a concentration in Human Development.

Students have conducted recent internships in a variety of organizations

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Preparing for your future

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"Roanoke professors are there for you, whatever you need." - Chaki Ureki

Ranked as one of 35 "great schools for psychology" by The Princeton Review, Roanoke College's psychology department focuses on this subject as a science.

Sample Course Offerings:

  • PSYC 221: Developmental Psychology Student wearing an eyemask that records data
  • PSYC 321: Child Development 
  • PSYC 323: Adult Development and Aging 

Student research presented at national conferences

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Mothers' Work Status Affects Expectations and Experiences Regarding the Division of Infant Caregiving Tasks.

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Previous Feelings of Depression and Anxiety Differentially Impact Postnatal Adaptation.

Our students go on to excellent grad schools

Logos of graduate schools attended by Roanoke alumni: University of Virginia, Harvard Graduate School of Education, University of Florida

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