Jul 20, 2024  
2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-22 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Sciences

Gina Pisut, Interim Chair

Ayers, Belcher, Bogle, Brickey, Bruce, Colson, Cook, Cottle, Harrison, Julian, King, Oldham, Pavel, Poirier, Rudd, Sheehan-Smith, Shephard, Smith, Vu, Weir

The programs offered by the Department of Human Sciences are accredited by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and provide a broad liberal education along with a specialty to prepare students for a wide spectrum of professions. The department also offers numerous opportunities in experiential and service learning. Career opportunities in human sciences include positions in social agencies, government agencies, community services, business, industry, health services, research laboratories, architectural and design firms, textile and apparel design firms, merchandising, and early childcare intervention.

Programs leading to the Bachelor of Science degree are offered in four majors: Family and Consumer Studies with a concentration in Child Development and Family Studies; Interior Design; Nutrition and Food Science with concentration in Dietetics, Food Industry, and Nutrition and Wellness; and Textiles, Merchandising, and Design with concentrations in Apparel Design and Fashion Merchandising. The department also offers minors in Human Sciences, Nutrition and Food Science, and Textiles, Merchandising, and Design.

It is an institutional requirement that degree-seeking students complete the General Education requirements. Consultation with the assigned advisor is necessary before each registration.

Graduate Study

A Leadership in Nutrition concentration is offered through the Professional Studies program, and a minor in Human Sciences is available. Requirements and a list of the courses offered for graduate credit are published in the Graduate Catalog.