Human Development Department

Human Development

Grading policy change due to COVID-19

The Department of Human Development has made the following amendments to standard grading policy for the Spring 2020 semester: 

  • All HDEV courses may be taken on a Pass/Fail basis and will fulfill degree requirements when completed with a Pass
  • The three lower division social science courses (psychology, sociology, and one additional social science) may be taken on a Pass/Fail basis, and will be accepted as fulfilling the prerequisite requirement for human development when completed with a Pass.
  • Current policies regarding Dean’s List for CCPA still stand, which states that students must be enrolled in 12 credits graded under the standard letter grade option and receive a GPA of 3.75 for the semester with no missing or incomplete grades.
  • For more information, visit the Pass/Fail policy website, or contact MaryBeth Kendrick at

Human Rights (MS)

Binghamton's Master of Science (MS) in Human Rights program prepares you to thrive in meaningful careers that address human rights issues in education, health, violence, children, family, poverty, incarceration, immigration and more.

HUMAN Rights (MS)


Joel Nunez

Joel Nunez

Norman R. McConney, Jr. Award

Joel Nunez, a human development major, was one of just 42 students in the Educational Opportunity Program (EOP) to receive the inaugural Norman R. McConney, Jr. Award for Student Excellence. In the current academic year, SUNY has more than 11,000 EOP students on 48 SUNY campuses. Joel is picture above with SUNY Chancellor Kristina M. Johnson.

Hadja Diallo

Hadja Diallo

Thomas R. Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program 

Hadja Diallo, a human development major, inaugural member of the College in the Woods International Relations/Cultural Exchange learning community and a current JFEW global affairs scholar, has just been awarded a Department of State Foreign Affairs Pickering Fellowship to fund her graduate study after her upcoming graduation from Binghamton and to prepare her for a career in the Foreign Service.