- Nutrition & Food Sciences
- Textiles, Apparel & Merchandising
The School of Human Ecology offers undergraduate and graduate programs to prepare students for professional careers in the specialty areas.
The following undergraduate curricula are offered: nutrition and food sciences (dietetics, nutrition, health and society, and nutritional sciences/premedical concentrations); and textiles, apparel design, and merchandising (textile science, apparel design, and merchandising concentrations). Each curriculum provides the student with a concentrated professional sequence in an area of specialization, the necessary supporting courses in basic sciences and/or arts, and a broad general education.
All undergraduate programs are fully accredited by the Council for Professional Development of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. In addition, specialized accreditation is offered by the American Dietetic Association.
Graduates are prepared to pursue professional careers in such areas as dietetics, medicine, public health, human services, cooperative extension service, business, education, research, retailing, apparel and textile industries, and international service. Human Ecology academic programs, research, and service focus on the family as a system and the interaction of families and individuals in their near and global environments.
The Department of Food Science offers a major in Nutrition and Food Sciences with a concentration in Food Science and Technology (with Pre-Medical option.)