Complete your bachelor’s degree in downtown Syracuse while learning the biological, psychological, social and contextual processes and their influences on human development.

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About the program

SUNY Oswego offers an online and on-site hybrid program that provides the flexibility for a full-time (12 or more credit hours) or part-time (less than 12 credit hours) course schedule.

We offer many on-site classes at the Metro Center in Clinton Square at convenient times to accommodate your busy schedule.

What you’ll study

In the human development core, you’ll learn about biological, psychological, social and contextual processes and their influences on human development through courses such as child development, adolescent development, adult development or gerontology, data collection and developmental research methods.

Multidisciplinary courses in such topics as anthropology or 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.

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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 scientific method in program settings to better and more efficiently serve people using skills in program development and program evaluation.


Opportunities include

  • 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

Graduate studies may include

  • Psychology
  • Social work
  • Counseling
  • School counseling
  • Medicine
  • Law




  • must have an associate degrees in human services/psychology or approximately 60 equivalent credits in human services/psychology
  • cumulative grade point average of 2.3
  • 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

Transfer credits

Students may transfer up to 62 credits from a two-year college and 92 from a four-year institution, these include General Education and lower level program courses.

Our admissions counselors are more than happy to work with you to determine what credits you may transfer from your previous school. Contact us at 315.312.2250 or email one of our transfer counselors at


SUNY Oswego Syracuse campus
2 South Clinton Street
Syracuse, NY 13202