Human Sciences

The mission of the Department of Human Sciences is to prepare future professionals with the knowledge and skills to positively impact individuals, families, and communities with the vision to empower generations to influence the future well-being of local and global societies.

Graduates with a degree in Human Sciences contribute to careers and specializations in food and nutrition, restaurant management, fashion and retail, residential and commercial interior design, and dietetics, health, and wellness. Undergraduate degrees include a B.S. in Food Science & Nutrition, B.S./B.A. in Interior Design, B.S./B.A. in Food Service Management, and a B.S. in Fashion Merchandising. Minors include Human Nutrition and Interior Design. Our academic programs provide students with the necessary skills for competitive employment opportunities and future professional growth in both the public and private sectors for engagement in a global marketplace.

The Department of Human Sciences offers a 17-month Master of Science in Dietetics combined with a Dietetic internship program. This is a non-thesis degree and accredited dietetic internship program with a concentration in Community Research and Wellness. The program is designed to meet the competencies for entry-level practice as a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and requires the completion of a 36-credit M.S. degree in Dietetics and 1000 hours of supervised practice experience.

Students who study human sciences learn about topics that contribute to a healthy human experience and particularly topics that address our basic human needs for food, shelter, and clothing. Our degree programs, faculty expertise and knowledge, clinical and internship experiences, and broad learning opportunities equip students to make a positive impact on the physical, mental, behavioral, and overall health of families and the communities they will someday serve.

Careers Include:

  • Food Service Director
  • Registered Dietetic Nutritionist
  • Registered Interior Designer (RID)
  • Catering & Banquet Entrepreneur
  • Brand Manager
  • Sports Nutritionist
  • Retail Planning and Allocation
  • Visual Merchandiser/Stylist
  • Architectural & Design Sales Rep
  • Wholesale Representative
  • Research & Development
  • Retail Buying
  • Food & Beverage Manager
  • CAD/Revit Manager
  • Nutritional Consultant