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Human Development

SUNY Empire State College

48 months
353 USD/credit 10943 USD/year
353 USD/credit 10943 USD/year
295 USD/credit 9145 USD/year
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As a student of the Human Development program of SUNY Empire State College, you will draw on many different disciplines, including psychology, human biology and anthropology, in your exploration of human experience and behavior.


You will explore ideas about the experience, growth and behavior of human beings, their patterns of development in various life stages, individual, group and cultural similarities and differences and health and mental-health issues in society. You also will develop valuable research, analytical and communications skills as, together with a faculty mentor, you create a program to meet your specific needs and goals.

Why choose a degree in human development?

Students of the Human Development program of SUNY Empire State College pursue this area of study in order to prepare for:

  • a career in human development
  • advancement to a management position
  • graduate school
  • work in psychology, counseling or school psychology
  • social services delivery or management   
  • medical school
  • teaching
  • government service
  • public health opportunities
  • advocacy for special populations.

Degrees Available

As a regionally accredited college of the State University of New York, Empire State College offers the following degrees in human development:

  • Associate of Arts
  • Associate of Science
  • Bachelor of Arts
  • Bachelor of Science.

Taking individual courses as a nondegree student is also possible and will offer you the same range and depth of courses and rigorous standards as matriculated undergraduate students.

Programme Structure

Courses offered:

  • Child Development
  • Attachment in Early Childhood
  • Marriage and Family
  • Juvenile Delinquency
  • Communications
  • Helping Skills

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


124 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Completed application
  • Proof of high school completion
  • Application essay
  • Official transcripts from all institutions listed on the application
  • A nonrefundable orientation fee
  • Students whose first language is not English must demonstrate that they have sufficient English proficiency to study at Empire State College
  • Foreign educational documents must be evaluated by an approved evaluation service and original evaluation reports submitted directly to the college. Copies of evaluation will not be accepted

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    10943 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 353 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • National

    10943 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 353 USD per credit during 48 months.
  • In-State

    9145 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 295 USD per credit during 48 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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