BU Wheelock’s New Undergraduate Major: Coming Fall 2021

You’re innovative.
You’re inspired.
You’re ready to make a difference. 

If you are considering a career in education, mental health counseling, youth justice, or design-based education because you want to be a part of a meaningful profession that is changing lives, BU Wheelock’s new undergraduate major, the BS in Education and Human Development, is for you. You can make a difference!


Interested in learning more? Join one of our virtual Fall Visit Days!

Saturday, October 24, 2020 and Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Contact Student Services at whestu@bu.edu to register.


As a BS in Education and Human Development major, you’ll learn how to make positive change in schools, neighborhoods, community agencies, and legal and health care systems. The new major draws on applied psychology, child and human development, and social-cultural research and theory and can be built around one of our four specialization pathways  (Human DevelopmentYouth Justice and Mental Health; Deaf Studies/Education; Teaching and Learning; and Educational Design). Learn to conduct community-based research, understand policy issues that affect children and families, and explore the connections between education and applied human development.