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The Department of Human Ecology prepares students for careers, graduate study, and leadership roles that will allow them to make contributions that will enhance the quality of life of individuals and families in diverse communities. Our focus is to empower individuals to cope with change, explore new technologies, and manage resources wisely. Providing exemplary education, outreach, and research programs that are integrative and ecologically focused is our commitment. Faculty are actively involved in professional organizations, ensuring that the curricula are progressive and applicable. State-of-the-art labs provide hands-on experiences for students in textiles, apparel construction, nutrition and dietetics, and child development. The department offers an undergraduate degree in Human Ecology with options in the following areas: Child Development, Dietetics, Nutrition, Family and Consumer Sciences, Family and Consumer Sciences Education, and Fashion Merchandising.


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The University of Maryland Eastern Shore was founded in 1886 as the Delaware Conference Academy. Since that time, it has grown into what is now a sprawling 1,100 acre campus tucked into Maryland’s beautiful lower Eastern Shore. Our tradition is that of a land-grant, historically black college that welcomes a diverse student body from nearly 30 countries. UMES currently offers undergraduate degrees in 26 disciplines and graduate degrees in nearly a dozen more. The university provides our students an opportunity to develop into well-rounded individuals prepared to assume leadership in today’s society.
       


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