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Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development

Undergraduate Studies

Talking to children

The undergraduate program in Child Study and Human Development provides students with a strong foundation for developing a deep understanding of children and youth, for working with diverse groups of children, adolescents and their families, and for carrying out research on applied issues related to finding better ways to help. Housed in a multidisciplinary department, the program can lead to a variety of careers, including careers in medicine and health, education, public policy, law, and applied research.

The program offers opportunities for students to gain valuable applied experience in a variety of courses and settings, including hospitals, schools, clinics, educational television studios, museums, and juvenile courts. In addition, there are opportunities to do applied research projects and participate in the ongoing research of the department's research labs.

Information Session for CSHD Majors

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