Howard University Undergraduate Degree Completion Program

Complete your undergraduate degree at Howard University!

If you have at least 60 credit hours from any university, you can earn a Human Development degree from Howard.

Build Your Legacy of Excellence at Howard University 

Take your education and career to the next level with a Human Development degree from Howard University. Designed for degree seekers with at least 60 earned credit hours from any American university, our online program offers the perfect pathway to earning a bachelors degree. At Howard University, you’ll benefit from the flexibility of online learning and a discipline that allows you to balance your studies along with your professional goals. 

But that’s not all – our program is more than just a degree. It’s an interdisciplinary journey that will open doors to diverse career opportunities. Whether you're passionate about psychology, social work, education or beyond, a degree in Human Development equips you with the knowledge and skills to make a meaningful impact in various fields.  


  • Affordable opportunity to complete your degree.
  • Earning a degree that can span across several different industries.
  • Flexible online opportunity that fits into your life.
  • Reduced tuition rate.

What can I do with a degree in Human Development? 

Plenty! Human Development majors learn the interdisciplinary approach to study and promote the development of human beings from conception and birth through childhood, adulthood, aging and death. Howard University faculty ensure students are culturally responsive to social justice issues by teaching them to examine how people and communities can be empowered in diverse and marginalized settings. 

My experience in the Human Development Program at Howard University was pivotal in both my personal and professional trajectory. Personally, the program’s focus on centering students of color, helped me understand the significance of my role as a Black Woman in education. Professionally, I was encouraged and nurtured to explore pathways that I never thought were possible for someone like me. Ultimately, this program provided the foundation for me to earn an PhD and join the professoriate.

Inez Moore-Diouf, Ph.D.

Related Careers and Salaries*: 

  • Health Educator & Community Health Advocate ($133k)
  • Licensed Clinical Social Workers ($69k)
  • Mental Health Counselors ($62k)
  • Marriage and Family Therapists ($57k)
  • Social & Community Service Managers ($54k)

*The average starting salaries were retrieved from 

Admissions Requirements: 

  • Minimum 60 (approved) credits (maximum 72) from an accredited college or university
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.2
  • Have not earned college/university credit for a minimum of one (1) year
  • Personal statement
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Common application transfer application completed

Continue your journey and begin your Howard experience today

Howard University is known around the world over for its legacy and impact. Start your journey with legacy building here at the Hilltop. It’s easy – contact our admissions office to learn more.