Adult Development & Aging Study Option

Our Adult Development & Aging Study Option Allows You To:

  • Prepare for a career specializing in the elderly and senior citizens at human service agencies.
  • Participate in a twelve-credit supervised internship at a human service agency.
  • Learn from faculty that have strong commitments to quality instruction and advisement.

Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Human Development & Family Relations, Study Option in Adult Development & Aging (63 credits)

The study option in adult development & aging prepares students for careers related to senior citizens and the elderly in public and private human service agencies. Courses include gerontology, introductory and applied counseling techniques; psychology of adult development and aging; elder abuse and neglect; sociology of aging and death; and nutrition and the elderly. One semester of full-time supervised field work in a human service agency is also included in the curriculum.

Program Requirements

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about the human development & family relations program at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact

Dr. Marty Frost, Professor and Chair
Phone: (518) 564-4173

Ms. Randi L. Trombley
Department Secretary
Office Location: Ward Hall 109
Phone: (518) 564-2164