Department of Human Ecology
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.