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Department of Human Ecology

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    The Department of Human Ecology prepares students for careers, graduate studies and leadership roles which will allow them to make contributions ‘that 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, and nutrition and dietetics.

    Mission

    To empower students through education, discovery, and community outreach to become professionals serving individuals, families, and communities to improve the quality of life in a diverse technological and global society.

    Goals

    • To enhance and promote high academic standards and performance.
    • To institutionalize professional development opportunities for students, faculty, and staff.
    • To strengthen and expand discovery and community outreach programs.
    • To increase enrollment, retention, and graduation rates.

    Program Learning Outcomes

    • Students will demonstrate foundation knowledge and skills in their program areas (concentrations).
    • Students will demonstrate problem solving, critical thinking, oral and written communications and leadership skills
    • Students will integrate theory, discovery and technology into practice.

    Aggregated Student Achievement Data for the Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology

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    Licensing and Credentialing

    Over the past five years, the DPD program has had 10 students take the R.D. exam with 8 passing on the first attempt. (80% first-time pass rate) and a one-year pass rate of 80%.

    The DPD program's accreditation status with the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics is full accreditation until 12/31/2021.

    Over the past five years, the Dietetic Intern (DI) program has had) 26 students take the R.D. exam with 25 passing on the first attempt. (96% first-time pass rate) and a one-year pass rate of 100%.

    The DI program's accreditation status with the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics is full accreditation until 12/31/2021.