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Human and Community Development

Hart Hall

George Hart Hall

    HCD News
  • PhD student Lisa D’Angelo has received the Floyd and Mary Schwall Dissertation Year Fellowship in Medical Research for the 2014-15 academic year. The award provides $5,000 of research and travel funding.
    [HDGG] ~ 4-11-14
  • PhD student Christy Hollifield wins 2nd place in Poster - People's Choice at the 2014 Interdisciplinary Graduate and Professional Student Symposium
    [HDGG] ~ 4-9-14
  • Congratulations to first-year PhD student Julia Singleton for her Honorable Mention in the annual National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship competition.
    [HDGG] ~ 4-1-14


Human and Community Development, Department of Human Ecology

(College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)

offers a wide variety of undergraduate and graduate programs, internships, and outreach programs. Majors are offered in Community and Regional Development and Human Development and Family Studies.

Community Development is concerned with the study of communities, and the people in them. It focuses on the community and organizational development, the role of culture and ethnicity in shaping community life, and the ways that knowledge can be used to solve social problems and improve the quality of life.

Human Development explores the developmental process in humans throughout the life cycle. Biological, cognitive, and personality/sociocultural aspects of development are studied.