Professor: Zapata; Associate Professors: Angell, Bueche, Chiweshe, Hilpert, Hu, Joest, Proulx (Chair), Russo; Assistant Professors: Battisti, Choi, Dowdell, Eluwawalage, Park, Rombo, Seery; Lecturer: Avanzato, Jurasinski, Oberkircher
The objectives of the Human Ecology Department reflect the overall objectives of the College. Human Ecology describes the interdisciplinary programs concerned with family well-being, human development and welfare, the human environment, and their interrelationships. An ecological perspective is contextual and focuses on reciprocal relationships between people and their environments, the development of human potential, and the formation of social goals. Graduates are prepared for careers in teaching, fashion, business, dietetics/nutrition, industry, and human services. Courses are designed to foster creativity, promote personal growth, develop reasoning and management skills, and integrate scholarly methods and research into both the clinical and academic experience. The Department encourages and facilitates the concept of life-long learning and professional commitment.
Bachelor of Science
General Human Ecology
Fashion and Textiles
Options in cooperation with the Fashion Institute of Technology:
Advertising and Marketing Communications
Fashion Merchandising Management
Textile Development and Marketing
Child and Family Studies
Food Service and Restaurant Administration
Consumer Resource Management
Fashion and Textiles
Post Baccalaureate Dietetic Internship (ADA)
For information, see the Graduate Catalog.
Special Programs and Facilities
The College has cooperative programs with the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Students spend a year at the Fashion Institute earning an A.A.S. degree and three years at SUNY Oneonta earning a B.S. degree. Admission to FIT is competitive. The Regents University School of Fashion program allows the student to study fashion marketing and fashion design in London. The departmental Child Development Center provides experiential learning for students. Human Ecology Student Computer Laboratory enables the student to accomplish computer applications in Nutrition, Food Service Management, Consumer and Fashion Merchandising. CAD capabilities enhance the design process for fashion. A fully equipped commercial kitchen provides hands on experience for students.
Students are encouraged to complete an off-campus internship to gain applied and workplace experience.
Requirements for the Majors
37-52 s.h. in Human Ecology subject matter is required. Specific requirements for each major are listed in the following pages.
Articulation between SUNY Oneonta and some two-year units of SUNY facilitates the transfer of credits to the majors and emphases in Human Ecology.
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