Human Development Syracuse Campus BA

The human development completion degree program at SUNY Oswego’s Syracuse campus is designed for transfer and returning students who are seeking to advance their careers in social services, psychology, counseling and more. 


Multidisciplinary courses in such topics as anthropology, sociology, the family or communication and counseling, provide additional background from other social sciences. Through a personalized learning agreement, you can add three additional courses from different disciplines relevant to your personal educational and career goals.

Select two semester-long internships relevant to your career goals, and apply the academic material you’ve learned to working with people in a human-services role. Take courses to focus on the application of the scientific method in program settings to better and more efficiently serve people using skills in program development and evaluation.


Because the Syracuse program is a completion degree for transfer students we highly recommend working with an academic planning coordinator before you apply. Our coordinators will help you determine if you have appropriate credits for our human development program so you will be successful. 

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  • Demonstrate knowledge of life span developmental theories and processes
  • Integrate and apply theoretical knowledge to internship experiences and future career goals
  • Demonstrate competence in quantitative and qualitative research methods, including experimental and quasi-experimental designs
  • Critically analyze issues and problems related to diversity, equity and inclusion across the life span

Career Opportunities

  • Child life specialist
  • Training and development specialist
  • Senior citizen center director
  • Victim witness case worker
  • Background investigator
  • Adoption counselor
  • Marriage and family counselor
  • School psychologist

Program Resources

Academic Planning Coordinators work with students enrolled in our online completion degree programs. They will help to chart the most time-efficient path to degree completion possible. Your coordinator will help you navigate this path based on when you are accepted, how many credits you are transferring and your intended graduation date.

We highly recommend speaking to an academic planning coordinator before you apply to the program.


Admission Requirements

Transfer credits

Students must hold an associate’s degree or approximately 60 equivalent credits.

Transfer GPA

Transfer students must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.3.


Transfer applicants must submit an official transcript from each college or university previously attended.

    Applicants with a gap in their educational history are required to complete the Transfer Application Supplement. 

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