The mission of the School of Human Ecology is to explore and enhance the human experience through the context of families, nutrition and merchandising. With a focus on promoting diversity and sustainability in a globalizing and ever-changing world, we endeavor to create competent and engaged professionals, contribute to scholarly research, and partner with and provide services for the community.
The School of Human Ecology offers three undergraduate degree programs (Human Development and Family Science, BS; Fashion Merchandising and Retail Studies, BS; Nutrition and Dietetics, BS), a post-baccalaureate dietetic internship, one graduate certification program (Dietetics) and one graduate degree program (Nutrition and Dietetics, MS). In addition, the School of Human Ecology collaborates with the College of Education to offer the Early/Elementary Education - Grades PK-3 undergraduate degree program and with the Department of Psychology and Behavioral Sciences to offer a graduate certificate program in the Dynamics of Domestic and Family Violence.
Undergraduate programs in the School of Human Ecology are accredited by the Council for Accreditation of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. The Nutrition and Dietetics undergraduate program (DP) and the post-baccalaureate dietetic internship (DI) are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The Early Childhood Education Center is accredited by the National Academy of Early Childhood Programs, and is a Louisiana Quality Rating System 5-star center. In addition, the Family Science concentration coursework is approved by the National Council on Family Relations for obtaining provisional certification as a Family Life Educator.
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