From the Chair

Dr. Jennifer Bueche

Welcome to the Department of Human Ecology. As an alumna of the SUNY Oneonta dietetics program, I can personally attest to the quality of our programs and our tradition of excellence in preparing human ecology students for success.

Our faculty are frequently recognized for excellence in teaching, leadership in their respective fields, and commitment to our students. Though our department is one of the college's largest, we offer a warm, close-knit environment, where faculty get to know and care about their students.

All five of our academic programs have a pre-professional focus, and we strive to help students gain valuable practical experience in areas related to their career objectives. Our courses frequently include hands-on activities, and a wide variety of internship opportunities are available.

I'm thrilled that you've included SUNY Oneonta in your college search, and I invite you to contact me if you have any questions about our programs.

Dr. Jennifer Bueche, R.D., C.D.N., Department Chair


Our Mission

Prepare competent human ecology professionals capable of developing solutions to complex individual, family, consumer, and community issues as they relate to their area of specialization.

Promote the understanding of the interrelatedness of social, economic, political, technological, cultural, and physical elements that affect the well-being of individuals, families, society, and the world.

Integrate knowledge, theory, research, and application in courses and programs which further the understanding of human ecology.

Utilize scholarship and life-long learning as a means of improving the quality of life at the micro and macro levels of society.

Foster creativity, personal growth, critical thinking, civic engagement, and professional ethics.

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