Education, Society, and Human Development Undergraduate Major Program Overview

Education, Society, and Human Development Undergraduate Major

Examine real world topics in Education

The Education, Society, and Human Development major offers undergraduate students an introduction to issues, policies, and practices of education and research in schools and learning across contexts.

Students who complete the major are prepared to enter teacher credential programs, as well as other education-related career fields in the private and public sectors including: educational advocacy, public policy, community-based leadership and working with special populations in legal fields, medical environments, and the arts. Students interested in graduate study will be well prepared to pursue advanced degree programs in education or related fields.

Option to Major in Education, Society, and Human Development Availability:

  Application Term Opens Entry Term:
Current UCR Undergraduates: Fall 2017
(Double Major/Major Change Petition)
Winter 2018 and ongoing
Prospective Students: UCR admission Deadlines Fall 2018 and ongoing

How do I apply?

If you are interested in enrolling in the undergraduate program, please attend an information session before meeting with the Undergraduate Programs Academic Advisor, Liliana Aguayo.

Information Session Schedule
Major and Minor Programs in Education, Society, and Human Development
Mondays and Thursdays
Please note: Cancellation for Thursday, 11/23/17 (Thanksgiving)
1:20p.m. to 1:50p.m
Sproul Hall 1357

Walk In:(10-minute responses or petitions)
Mondays and Thursdays
Please note: Cancellation for Thursday, 11/23/17 (Thanksgiving)
2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m.
Sproul Hall 1124

If you are unable to attend, or need to schedule another appointment, email your availability to edundergrad@ucr.edu

Highlights of the Education, Society, and Human Development Undergraduate Major

  • The Education, Society, and Human Development major requires satisfactory completion of 48 units in courses identified for the major (36 of which must be completed in upper division courses).
  • Study with renowned world-class faculty members that include two Spencer Fellows and nationally recognized experts in autism and learning disability research.
  • Choose to follow a general plan, a specialty or a customized program:
    1. Learning and Behavioral Studies
    2. Community Leadership, Policy, and Social Justice
    3. Student-designed Comparative Concentration
  • Students will be exposed to learning and behavioral fields as well the social fields of study in education.
  • Students gain real world experience by completing 40 hours of fieldwork, class observations, service learning and/or research in a community or educational setting - these hours may include independent work (which must be approved by the GSOE) and research completed in conjunction with approved courses.