Although the department does not offer an undergraduate major, students from across the campus may take undergraduate courses from this department, ranked #2 in the nation by U.S. News & World Report. Courses are offered in each of the main content areas: human development, learning sciences, and quantitative methods. The department also offers courses specific to teacher education programs.
The Education and Educational Services certificate may be completed by undergraduate students from across the campus. This certificate provides a cohesive set of courses for students interested in the many aspects of education, but who choose not to major in education while completing their undergraduate degree. Students interested in child development, neuroscience and the process of learning, or education-related policies, for example, may wish to complement their current major with this substantive program in education.