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About Human Development & Family Relations

What is Human Development & Family Relations?

The human development and family relations program will provide you with essential course work combined with a strong applied, hands-on approach to dealing with the issues and problems confronting today’s family. You will have the opportunity to help solve problems and assist families in order to enable them to live happy and fulfilling lives.

What Kinds of Students Tend to Major in Human Development & Family Relations?

Students who choose to study human development and family relations tend to be interested in people — children, adolescence, families, or the elderly. The most successful human development and family relations majors are those who are open to a wide variety of perspectives, who are adaptable, and who seek new challenges.

What Can I Study as a Human Development & Family Relations Major?

Four distinct human development and family relations curriculum choices lead to the bachelor of science degree. These are:

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