Name: Dr. Selina M. Ahmed
Interim Chair
Phone: 713.313.7636


The faculty, staff and students in the Department of Human Services and Consumer Sciences (HSCS) welcome you to Texas Southern University where “Excellence in Achievement” is our motto.  We are a dynamic and growing department focused on developing professionals for entrepreneurial and leadership careers/positions that promote the health, well being and qualitative development of children, families and individuals.  The department offers two degrees at the undergraduate level:

  • the bachelor of science degree in Dietetics; and
  • the bachelor of science degree in Human Services and Consumer Sciences with areas of concentration in:
    • Child and Family Development
    •  Family and Consumer Sciences (with or without certification)
    • Human Development and Family Studies (certification program)
    • Foods and Nutrition. 

Numbered among our alumni are directors of child development centers; sports nutritionists; dietitians in hospitals and research agencies; directors of food service systems for school districts; restaurant owners; teachers of young children; university professors; family life and child development educators; family and consumer sciences/human development high school instructors; community center directors; and elder care professionals.  If you are interested in entering a challenging, but interesting profession that impacts the “whole” of society, we invite you to become a part of the Human Services and Consumer Sciences Department…a student centered department that “Helps Students to Change Society.”