Two degree programs are offered by the Department of Human Services and
Consumer Sciences at the undergraduate level:
The Bachelor of Science in Dietetics
The Bachelor of Science in Human Services and Consumer Sciences with track
- Child and Family Development
- Family and Consumer Sciences
- Food and Nutrition
Graduate Degree Program
At the graduate level, a Master of Science degree is offered in Human Services and
Consumer Sciences with concentration in either of three areas:
- Human Services and Consumer Sciences Comprehensive
Students entering the Graduate Program must meet the general requirements of the
Graduate School. In addition, HSCS graduate students may select one of two program
options, Plan A or Plan B.
- Plan A-Master of Science-Thirty (30) semester credits and an acceptable thesis.
- Plan B-Master of Science-Thirty-six (36) semester credits and an acceptable research
project or mini-thesis.
|The Bachelor of Science in Dietetics
Accredited by the American Dietetic Association, the Dietetics program is designed
for students desirous of becoming registered dietitians and/or nutritionists employed
in health, community, business, research, private and educational agencies/facilities.
Career options include, but are not limited to clinical, research, food production/management,
pediatric, corporate wellness, health/wellness communication/journalist, oncology,
and sports dietitians.
Completion of the degree in Dietetics requires 120 hours in courses that include
the academic foundations, pre-professional and professional courses in Dietetics
and extensive involvement in clinical experiences in hospitals, clinics, community
agencies and departmental food labs.
See link to the Dietetics Program Handbook for more detailed information on this
|The Bachelor of Science in HSCS: Child and Family Development
The area of Child and Family Development focuses on growth throughout the life
span as well as family dynamics and the impact thereof on individual family
members. This exciting program prepares individuals for entrepreneurial and
other professional careers in agencies, institutions, and programs that focus
on services for children, youth, adults and families. Some career options
include: family and community extension agents; case workers; parent educators;
family-child educators; recreation workers/play therapists (with extended practicum
hours in a certified program); civil servants in family service units of police
departments; early childhood professionals in private, parochial, and public
schools (with certification); and owners/directors of schools for young children.
Students pursuing the Child and Family Development option must complete 120 semester
For more detailed information, see the University Undergraduate Bulletin.
|The Bachelor of Science in HSCS: Family and Consumer Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences Option
Courses in this holistic area of study focus on providing opportunities for the development
of competence in family and consumer program development and leadership. In addition,
students may opt to receive certification in Human Development and Family and Consumer
Sciences. Career options include secondary Child Development Directorships or Family and
Consumer Sciences teacher certification in cooperation with the College of Education;
for the family and consumer sciences non-certification option…..extension and adult
program development/directorships; consumer counseling; eldercare…service providers,
directors, entrepreneurs; and customer service representatives.
Students pursuing this option must complete 120 hours for the non-certification track
in Family and Consumer Sciences; 126 hours for the certification track in Family
and Consumer Sciences; and/or 125 semester hours for the certification track in Human
See the Undergraduate University Bulletin for more detailed information about
|The Bachelor of Science in HSCS: FOOD AND NUTRITION
Foods and Nutrition Program
The Foods and Nutrition program emphasis is designed for persons desirous of pursuing
careers as food production managers, and supervisors; health/food inspectors; caterers;
hotel and restaurant managers, hospitality hosts; and food service supervisors/managers
in institutional and cafeteria settings.
Completion of the Food and Nutrition option in Human Services and Consumer Sciences
requires 120 hours. Students entering this area should have some background in chemistry
and science. Interested students will be involved in clinical experiences in hospital
and community settings under the supervision of registered, licensed dietitians as
well as classroom lecture courses and food labs.