What will I learn?

Human Development and Learning gives students a strong grounding in research and theory centered around learning and development. Students learn how to apply this knowledge to work with individuals from diverse backgrounds in a variety of learning contexts and educational environments.

Undergraduates in Human Development and Learning (HDL) combine academic coursework with fieldwork in Chicago communities to become experts in understanding human well-being and development, with a special focus on individuals from diverse backgrounds and environments.

Whether you are interested in working with young children, adolescents, or adults, the BA in Human Development and Learning will prepare you for a career where you can guide people's growth and education.

What do HDL students learn?

HDL students learn how society, history, biology, institutions, and culture affect people's growth and development. They study how diverse individuals learn and grow, and how to create high-quality environments for people's overall success and ability to thrive.

Which department am I in?

College of Education

Study options

Online/Distance with attendance (120 hours)

Tuition fees
US$31,704.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 February 2021

Start date

11 January 2021, 23 August 2021

Venue

College of Education

3252 EPASW,

1040 W Harrison M/C 147,

CHICAGO,

Illinois,

60607, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

High school graduates who have never attended another college or university must submit evidence of graduation from an accredited high school or submit passing scores on the General Educational Development (GED) test.

For international students

High school graduates who have never attended another college or university must submit evidence of graduation from an accredited high school or submit passing scores on the General Educational Development (GED) test.

They must have obtained TOEFL iBT - Total Score 80; TOEFL with a score of 550 on (paper-based) or an IELTS Overall Score - 6.5 with a score of subsection minimum as follows: listening 6, writing 6, reading 6, and speaking 6 or an PTE with a score of 54 (with subsection minimum as follows: listening 47, writing 56, reading 51, and speaking 53).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About this uni

University of Illinois at Chicago ranks No. 7 on the Best Values list by the Wall Street Journal and Times Higher Education rankings

  • Chicago’s largest university with 30,000 students
  • Among the most diverse college campuses in the nation
  • Small class sizes for individualized attention
  • World-class research focus and facilities