Human Development

  • Theme: Human Development attracts students from all disciplines as they explore what makes us human through activities that connect to the seven dimensions of health and wellness (environmental, emotional, intellectual, occupational, physical, social and spiritual).
  • Slogan: HDV Cares
  • Color: Purple


Intellectual and Career Interest

Each Undergraduate College allows students to explore a wide range of interests which will impact their future both within their intended majors and across the academic spectrum.

If you have an intellectual and career interest in …

The HDV Undergraduate College explores…

Arts & Humanities

Cultural reasons for behavior; role of social media in society; communication for the masses.


Health business, wellness initiatives in industry, values and humanistic approaches to management.


Healthy educational practices, examining intellectual and personal growth within and outside the classroom.

Engineering & Technology

Impact of technologies on human physical and mental health; socio-scientific issues such as global warming.


Health professions; physiology of different people; importance of happiness.

Science & Math

Community-based research, food, ethics in science.

Social Sciences

History of human development; understanding the human condition; ethical dilemmas; legal history.

Curriculum and Programming

Each Undergraduate College is unified by shared educational curricula (FYS 101 and 102 courses) and programs revolving around the undergraduate college theme. 

HDV 101 Project: Humans helping Humans – The Humans Helping Humans project gives students the opportunity to design a program they feel addresses a pressing issue impacting humankind. Students will create a comprehensive proposal and poster presentation explaining an issue and structuring an educational program to share with the HDV community. The completion of this project will involve two components: a written proposal submitted by the group; and participation in project presentations.

Some examples of HDV 102 seminars are:

  • Ethics and College Student Life
  • Life, Love and Research
  • Beyond the Facebook Photo
  • The Quest for True and Lasting Happiness

Some examples of programs you can attend are:

  • Inside the Faculty Lounge
  • LGBT Rights in the 2012 Election
  • Beyond Just Leadership

Housing and Amenities

Each Undergraduate College is housed in a specific residential quadrangle which boasts a variety of amenities.

Kelly Quad: Human Development

  • Suite-style living, which typically offers 3 shared bedrooms, a living room and a bathroom shared by 6 or 7 students of the same gender. 
  • Suites offer balconies for students to enjoy some fresh air between classes
  • Home of the Kelly Dining Center, the newest dining facility on campus, open late night
  • Students can relax in the Kelly Tea House after class
  • Residents have a short walk to the Long Island Railroad (LIRR) station and the science buildings
  • Residents may participate in the Health and Wellness Living Learning Center!