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Academic Programs Encompassing the Entire Life Span.

The Department of Leadership and Developmental Sciences strives to advance the science and professional practice of critically conscious human services and counseling professionals. We offer undergraduate and graduate programs focusing on the dynamics of intimate and other close interpersonal relationships and promoting the healthy development of individuals, relationships, families and communities. Our graduates are well-equipped to offer an array of services in human service agencies, clinical mental health and school contexts.

Nationally recognized and award-winning faculty in our department share a deep committment to high quality teaching, research, professional service, and the importance of a collaborative scholarly environment. Our pedagogy and curriculum is grounded in culturally responsive social justice principles of expanding access to services, promoting diversity, equity and inclusion while exploring pathways that interrupt systemic barriers to positive development and healthy relationships.

Your journey with us can begin today. 

Academic Programs and Continuing Education

Undergraduate Degree Program

Human Development and Family Studies (B.S. or Minor)

Accelerated Master's Pathway (AMP)

Counseling (M.S.)

Graduate Degree Program

Counseling (M.S.)

  • Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program (CACREP Accredited)
  • School Counseling Program (CACREP Accredited)
  • Dual Option: Clinical Mental Health Counseling & School Counseling (CACREP Accredited)

Continuing Education

Summer Courses

Gerontology Certificate

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