Pre-Human Development

The Human Development major is not a capped major; however there are admissions requirements (for a full list of admissions requirements see below). Prospective students interested in the Human Development major should first declare Pre-Human Development while completing the admissions requirements. This ensures that the correct information is shown on students degree audits and that students are included on all announcements and correspondence concerning Human Development. Declaring Pre-Human Development also satisfies the university requirement that students declare a major by 90 units. Once all admissions requirements are met, students can then declare the Human Development major.

Please keep in mind that there are different admissions requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and the Bachelor of Science (BS). For more information about the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and the Bachelor of Science (BS) see below. Specific requirements for the Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BS) can be found on the BA Requirements page and the BS Requirements page.

For information about how to declare Pre-Human Development, Human Development, or the Human Development minor, check out the Declaring HDP info page.

Admission Requirements for Human Development

  • All prospective HDP majors must complete the pre-requisites for either the Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BS).
  • HDP 1 must be taken in residence and is only offered during the fall.
  • All courses must be taken for a letter grade; pass grades are not accepted.
  • All lower-division coursework must be completed with a grade of C- or better.
  • The GPA of the lower-division courses must equal or exceed 2.7.
  • Admission to the HDP major is completed before the students' final senior year.


Learn more about the differences between the BA and BS by clicking here!