Department Chair: Michelle Dunlap

Child and adolescent development, cultural dynamics of globalization, influence of media on identity, children's rights, family policies, racial identity and coping and resiliency; students will learn about all these and more as a human development major at Connecticut College.

Students will study individual differences and group trends within different social and cultural contexts, such as the changing nature of the American family and learn how changing laws affect children and their families. Students will have a chance to study early childhood development in depth through the Connecticut College Children's Program.

We believe a multicultural perspective on human development is essential. Within the major, students will be exposed to a wide range of perspectives and theories.


Browse the Human Development Department Collections:

Human Development Faculty Publications

Human Development Honors Papers