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


The Human Services and Consumer Sciences (HSCS) curriculum is designed to connect the University’s mission as a special purpose institution of higher education for urban programming with specialized training and experiences related to urban issues in homes, schools, and communities. Recognizing the influence exerted by social, economic, political, and other forces in contemporary society, the program provides specific opportunities for students to

1. Broaden their knowledge concerning

  • Changing family structure and function
  • Behavioral aspects of the family
  • Interrelationships within families and other societal subsystems
  • Interface between teaching and the learning process
  • Nutrition and its relationship to the health and well-being of societal subsystems

2. Increase their competency in the research process and recognize the role of research in the field of human services and consumer sciences.

3. Expand their critical writing and thinking skills.