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 options
- 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
The didactic program in dietetics (DPD) is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council
for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND). Upon completion of the program you
will be eligible to apply for admission into an ACEND accredited supervised practice
program (dietetic internship - DI). After successfully completing a DI, students/interns
are eligible to take the registration exam for dietitians/nutritionists to become
a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist (RD/RDN). The DPD at Texas Southern University
(TSU) admits students into the program that is seeking a Bachelor's or a Master's
degree. Post-baccalaureate students who are interested in completing only the didactic
courses (DPD) are also admitted.
Registered dietitian nutritionists are food and nutrition experts who translate the
science of nutrition into practical solutions for healthy living, disease prevention
and management. They work throughout the community in hospitals, schools, public health
clinics, nursing homes, fitness centers, food management, food industry, universities,
research and private practice. RDNs are advocates for advancing the nutritional status
of Americans and people around the world.
Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD)
Nutrition and Dietetics: Your Future as a Health Care Professional Starts at TSU
Dietetics Degree Program
Recommended Mapping Sequence of Courses
Prerequisites for DPD Courses
The Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) Handbook is being revised. Please contact
the Program Director for additional information.
Dr. Judith Anglin
Director of Dietetics
|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 this
|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.