The mission of the Department of Human Sciences is to prepare students for employment &/or graduate school in human development & family science, & food, nutrition, & community health sciences to promote positive well-being, healthy relationships, & adequate resources for individuals, families, & communities in a diverse, global environment. This mission is accomplished through dissemination of current knowledge, education of professionals, & provision of research-based programs.
To achieve this mission, the Department of Human Sciences will:
●provide a high-quality, rigorous plan- of- study for each of its undergraduate degree programs within the Department of Human Sciences; thereby preparing its students to achieve scholarships that allows them to succeed in graduate school or in professional employment; develop leadership skills and serve communities;
●support the Land-Grant function of the University in the areas of teaching, research, and extension services while establishing relationships that help meet current and further community needs and responding to demands of a democratic and constantly changing society;
●provide comprehensive student services, such as advisement, counseling, tutoring, cultural activities, and instructional methodologies delivered in a safe, healthy environment conducive to personal, professional, and social development;
●offer a broad range of experiential programs that prepare students to compete professionally within the human sciences’ field and contribute broadly to society’s well-being.
Human Development and Family Science Program:
The mission of the Human Development and Family Science program is to prepare students for employment or graduate schools in programs that promote quality of life for individuals, families and communities. This will be accomplished through interdisciplinary study of human growth and development across the lifespan in the context of family, culture, and society. Through coursework and practical experiences, graduates will be prepared for professional careers in human service oriented agencies that promote the well-being of children, youth, adults, and families.
Food, Nutrition and Community Health Sciences (FNCHS) Program:
The mission of the Food, Nutrition and Community Health Sciences program is to prepare students in Food, Nutrition and Community Health Sciences to enter the professional 21st century global workforce and/or graduate school. Through an intense plan of study, utilizing diverse pedagogies, evidence based knowledge, practicum learning, community collaborations, innovative techologies and research, students are equppied with the knowledge, technical and leadership abilities to help meet the nutirtion and health related challenges of. Individuals, families, and communities.
- –Adopted in Fall 2019 Advisory Board Meeting