Welcome to the Department of Human Ecology at SUNY Oneonta. We offer majors in Fashion and Textiles, Food Service and Restaurant Administration, Human Development and Family Studies, Human Ecology, and Nutrition and Dietetics. All of our programs support the mission of the college to nurture a community where students grow intellectually, thrive socially and live purposefully. Although our majors are each unique in preparing students for a career in their field of study, we unite around research and curricula focusing on the human experience and the relationships between people and their environment.
Our faculty are experts in their disciplines and often recognized for their excellence in teaching and commitment to students. Our programs offer a wide range of applied learning opportunities, including internships, study abroad and student research to engage students and prepare them professionally.
If you are a prospective student or a parent of a prospective student, I invite you to visit us on campus and learn more about what our department is able to provide you. Please contact me if you have any questions about our programs.
Theresa J. Russo, Ph.D., CFLE
Chair of Human Ecology