Human Development & Family Relations Program

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Human Development and Family Relations Program at SUNY Plattsburgh

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Human development and family relations prepares students for careers in public and private human service agencies.

Emphasis on learning to help individuals and families solve problems related to child development, family relations, aging, nutritional planning for individuals and families, family financial management.

One semester of full-time, supervised field work required in a human service agency. Students are prepared for graduate study in a related field.

Program Benefits


  • Four distinct study options for flexibility.
  • Qualified and caring faculty who work closely with their students.
  • Exceptionally strong focus on practical learning and career experience through internships.
  • Support of comprehensive course work required for child care management careers.

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
Email: [email protected]

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