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April Schwarzmueller
Associate Professor of Human Development

Eckerd College
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711



Monday - Friday
8:30am - 5:00pm

Human Development

Human Development

Senior Comprehensive Experience

The Comprehensive Experience occurs ONLY during the Senior Winter Term (January) and requires students to be on campus for the entire month to attend class meetings, work in study groups, take a standardized exam, hold interviews, and complete a major integrative paper. This experience is designed to allow students to integrate material from courses in the major, the liberal arts offerings, and relevant practical experiences. Study Groups are required to help students review and expand knowledge of counseling and human development theory and to apply this knowledge in their major comprehensive paper based on extensive lifespan interviews with individuals over the age of 65.

Life After Eckerd

A degree in Human Development is the key to a variety of careers such as school counselor, health promotion specialist, substance abuse counselor, clinical social worker, rehabilitation counselor, psychotherapist in private practice, youth program director, child development specialist, human resources coordinator, and a host of others.

The Eckerd Difference

James Branch Phoebe McGuire
Two Human Development majors share their opinions on all things Eckerd.