Undergraduate Major Details

Human Development

What Can I Do With This Major?

About this major

The Human Development major is in the College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

A great starting point when you are unsure what careers relate to your academic interests. Check out specific job titles, work places and links to related professional organizations:


The following are examples of locations where students in this major have completed internships in past years. If you're a student thinking about participating in an internship, this list is a great place to start your search.

Internship Sponsors
CA Department of Public Health
Cares Community Health Center
CEA C'E' Florentine Mercy Ambulance Service
CEA C'E' Scuola Elementare Pubblica
Cesar Chavez Elementary School
Child Family Health International
CommuniCare Health Centers
Davis InterVarsity Christian Fellowship
Davis Joint Unified School District
Davis Kids Klub
Davis Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery Center
Davis Senior High School
Eagle Drug Pharmacy
Gibson Elementary School
Harper Junior High School
Health Education Council
Holmes Junior High School
International House, Davis
Kaiser Permanente
Kaiser Permanente Hospital
Katz and Klein Inc.
Marguerite Montgomery Elementary School
McCarthy Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine
National Sleep Foundation
North Davis Elementary School
Office of Congresswoman Barbara Lee
Opening Doors, Inc.
Outsell, Inc.
Patwin Elementary School
Paul Hom Asian Clinic
Peregrine School
Pioneer Elementary School
Private Optometrist Office
Rite Aid Pharmacy
Robert E. Willett Elementary School
Sacramento Food Bank and Family Services
Solano Sports Physical Therapy
Sutter Health / Medical Center, Sacramento / General Hospital
Sutter Medical Center Sacramento
UC Cooperative Extension Yolo County
UC Davis Asian American Center on Disparities Research
UC Davis Blum Center for Developing Economies
UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain
UC Davis Center for Nutrition in Schools
UC Davis Clinica Tepati
UC Davis Cross Cultural Center
UC Davis Department of Asian American Studies
UC Davis Department of Human and Community Development
UC Davis Developmental Research Center
UC Davis Dining Services - Sustainability and Nutrition Office
UC Davis EARLI Study
UC Davis Internship and Career Center (ICC)
UC Davis Medical Center (UCDMC)
UC Davis Medical Center Child Life
UC Davis Medical Center MIND Institute
UC Davis MIND Institute
UC Davis Picnic Day
UC Davis Social and Emotional Development Lab
UC Davis Student Health and Counseling Services
UC Davis Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS)
UC Davis Student Health Services
UC Davis Student Recruitment and Retention Center
UC Davis Writing Ambassadors K-12 Program - Davis Senior High School
UCDHS Emergency Medicine Research Associate Program
UCDMC Accelerated Access Unit
UCDMC Cardiac Rehabilitation Program
UCDMC Cardio Thoracic Step Down
UCDMC Child Life
UCDMC Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
UCDMC Department of Radiology
UCDMC Emergency Room
UCDMC Falls Prevention Program
UCDMC Hand Therapy
UCDMC Occupational Therapy Inpatient
UCDMC Occupational Therapy Outpatient
UCDMC Operating Room
UCDMC Pediatric Emergency Room
UCDMC Pediatric General Clinic
UCDMC Pediatric Specialty Clinic
UCDMC Physical Therapy Inpatient
UCDMC Physical Therapy Outpatient
UCDMC Same Day Surgery Center
UCDMC Speech Therapy
UCDMC Surgical Intensive Care Unit
UCDMC Transplant/Metabolic Unit
Valley Medical Oncology Consultants
VietNamese Cancer Awareness Education & Research Society
Vietnamese Cancer Awareness Research and Education Society (VN CARES)
William Koett, D.D.S.
YCOE Head Start / Early Head Start Program
Yolo Adult Day Health Center
Yolo County Suicide Prevention and Crisis Services

Graduating Class Demographics

The following are self-reported data from the Internship and Career Center's First Destination Survey (FDS). The FDS provides a snapshot of what students in this major do directly following graduation. In some instances, the sample size is too small to report reliable results.

Year Graduating Class Completed First Destination Survey Response Rate
2012-13 210 86 41.0%
2013-14 212 45 21.2%

Post-Graduation Endeavor

Some graduates immediately enter the workforce, whereas others pursue further education. Some have different plans entirely. The table below details what students in this major typically do following graduation.

Year Employed* Seeking Employment Attending Graduate School Other+
2012-13 21.2% 48.2% 22.4% 8.2%
2013-14 39.5% 27.9% 23.3% 9.3%
2014-15 38.5% 35.9% 15.4% 10.3%
2015-16 24.5% 16.3% 51.7% 7.5%
2016-17 13.5% 10.8% 70.3% 5.4%
* Employment includes having any job, not just a full-time career-related position.
+ Other endeavors typically include traveling or family obligations.


Of those students from this major who enter the workforce, the table below lists their employer and job title. This list is not exhaustive, and is just meant to provide basic guidance to upcoming graduates looking to enter the workforce. Check out this diverse list of jobs, and then use it to start your own search.

Companies Position
Advance Kids Paraprofessional
Ann's Nursery Preschool Teacher
Arden Hills Resort Club and Spa Coach and Swim Instructor
Auburn University Graphic Designer
City of Sacramento Recreation Aide
Comprehensive Educational Services Behavioral Interventionist
Cornerstone Preschool Preschool Teacher
Davis Kids Klub Assistant Director
Discovery Preschool Teacher
East Side Union High School District Substitute Teacher
Elite Medical Scribes Medical Scribe
Gap, Inc Sales Associate
Habitat for Humanity Family Service Cordinator
Healthcare Connections Intern
In Stepps Behavioral Therapist
Lotus Preschool Teacher
Macy's West Sales Associate
Oracle Corp Human Resources
Private Caregiver Caregiver
Santa Clara County Office of Education: Chandler Tripp School Paraeducator- Special Ed
Target Corporation Sales Associate
The Hartford Associate Claims Representative
The Salvation Army Administrative Assistant
University of California, Davis Junior Specialist
University of California, Davis Student Affairs Officer
University of California, Davis Undergraduate Program Advising Asisstant
University of California, San Francisco Administrative Assistant
Walgreen Company Pharmacy Technician
Woodland Joint Unified School District Substitute Teacher

Salary Summary Statistics

The table below presents the salary distribution for recent graduates who reported full-time employment in the FDS. Salaries vary widely by position type and geography. Thus, the numbers below are a rough guide to what graduates in this major can expect to make in a 'typical' entry-level position.

Year Mean Median
2012-14 $30,615 $28,000
2014-15 $38,000 $43,000
2015-17 $38,928 $43,000