School of Human Sciences


ARTHUR W. AVERY, Associate Dean


HUMAN SCIENCES is a professional program drawing from the natural and social sciences, the arts and humanities. It integrates and interrelates knowledge from these disciplines to promote the well-being of individuals and families. The course of study provides a broad liberal education, specialized career preparation, as well as a background for individual and family living. Areas of specialization focus on aspects of environment, health and human development. Human Sciences offers men and women professional and pre-professional preparation careers in education, business, industry, social agencies and government.

Programs of study leading to the Bachelor of Science degree can be planned within five curricula in the School of Human Sciences and fully accredited by the Council of Accreditation of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS). These curricula are designed with flexibility to meet the needs of students with various interests. The School includes the Departments of Consumer Affairs, Human Development and Family Studies and Nutrition and Food Science.

Graduation Requirements: To earn the bachelor's degree from the School of Human Sciences, students must complete the hours and subject matter requirements of their curricula and must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 on all course work attempted at Auburn University, and in addition, a 2.0 cumulative GPA on all work attempted in the major.


Department of Consumer Affairs

The Department of Consumer Affairs focuses on consumers' interactions with their near physical environment. Two majors are offered: Apparel Merchandising, Design and Production Management and Interior Environments. These curricula focus on principles of design, product development, management, science and technology and consumer behavior. Majors in these curricula may lead to careers in business, industry and government which apply knowledge to developing, evaluating and merchandising consumer products, interpreting consumers' wants and needs, informing consumers and designing environmental spaces. A 10-week senior-level internship is required in both curricula.

Apparel Merchandising, Design and Production Management

Apparel Merchandising, Design and Production Management is a professional curriculum with three options providing preparation and specialization related to students' professional goals. Diversity within the major allows students to select among such varied fields as apparel design, apparel production management, retail sales, apparel merchandising, retail buying, retail management, apparel product development, visual merchandising, fashion promotion, fashion journalism and consumer-producer relations. Located in the heart of the textile and apparel industry, a unique interdisciplinary structure exists between Apparel Merchandising, Design and Production Management and the Department of Textile Engineering, the College of Business, the Agricultural Experiment Station (research) and the Cooperative Extension System on the campus.

The three options are Apparel Merchandising, Apparel Design and Apparel Production Management. Students take the 143-hour curriculum core and focus on one option, taking 28-32 hours of specified professional courses, 14-18 hours of approved professional electives and 10 hours of free electives.

Curriculum in Apparel Merchandising, Design and Production Management (AMDP)

Options: Apparel Merchandising, Apparel Design and Apparel Production Management


 First Quarter

 Second Quarter

 Third Quarter
 CAHS 0115 Textile Complex (5)  MATH 0160 Pre-Cal. w/Trig. (5)  CAHS 0140 App. Prod. Dev. I (4)
 ENGL 0110 Eng. Comp. (5)  CAHS 0116 Art for Liv. (3)  Core Science * (5)
 Core History (3)  Core History (3)  Core History (3)
 UNIV 0101 Soc. & Culture (3)  Core Science * (5)  ENGL 0112 Eng. Comp. (5)

 HDFS 0157 Fam. Hum. Dev. (3)  UNIV 0102 Pol. Econ. (3)  PHIL 0201 or 0219 (5)
 CAHS 0226 Apparel Design (3)  NUFS 0200 Nutr. & Health (3)  HDFS 0200 Mgt. for Cons. (4)
 UNIV 0103 Ind. & Soc. (3)  ENGL 0221 Great Books II (5)  Prof. Req./Elec. ** (7)
 ENGL 0220 Great Books I (5)  CAHS 0205 Soc./Psy. of Clothing (3)  
 CAHS 0240 App. Prod. Mgt. I (4)  Free Elective (3)  

 CAHS 0305 Textiles (5)  CAHS 0334 Intro. to Intern. (1)  CAHS 0516 App. Qual. Analysis (3)
 ECON 0202 or 0301 (5)  CAHS 0535 Text. Testing (5)  Core Fine Arts (3)
 Free Elective (3)  Prof. Req./Elec. ** (4)  Prof. Req./Elec. ** (6)
 Prof. Req./Elec. ** (3)  MKTG 0331 Prin. Marketing (5)  CAHS 0521 World Production (5)
 CAHS 0330 Prof. Planning (1)    

 CAHS 0525 Hist. of Costume (5)  Prof. Req./Elec. ** (17)  CAHS 0581 Internship (12)
 CAHS 0524 Fashion Change (3)  
 Free Elective (4)
 Prof. Req./Elec. ** (6)


* CHEM 0103, 0103L, 0104, 0104L or BIOL 0105 and 0106 or 0107. Students who transfer into the AMDP curriculum with credit in GEOL or PHYS which satisfies the AU core curriculum science requirement must also complete either the BIOL or CHEM sequence to fulfill the curriculum requirements for AMDP.

** Professional courses and professional electives from selected option.


One-Year Transfer Programs

Qualified students in all three options may apply for one-year transfer programs to be taken during the junior year. Programs are available with the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York in apparel and textile design, merchandising and management and with the Southern Technical College in Marietta, GA. in apparel engineering. Transfer programs are planned with an adviser so that transfer credits meet Auburn curriculum requirements while the student earns an associate degree from the transfer institution. For details, contact the head of the Department of Consumer Affairs.

Interior Environments

Interior Environments is a four-year program leading to a Bachelor of Science degree. It is accredited by the Foundation for Interior Design Education Research (FIDER). The curriculum focuses on the design of the near environment, the aesthetic and functional aspects of space planning, furnishings and materials, mechanical equipment and the integration of these aspects of the built environment to fit the needs of the user.

Many career opportunities are open to graduates of the INEN program. These include positions in design firms, private design practice, kitchen/bath design, lighting design and retail furnishings. A professional option, Specialization in Kitchen and Bath Design, is offered in the INEN curriculum.

INEN majors are required to complete a professionally supervised internship. Student work from courses in the major may be retained by the program for accreditation and exhibit purposes.

The program maintains the right to limit enrollment. On- and off campus transfer applicants must meet criteria listed in the "Academic Policies" section of the Auburn University Bulletin and must file applications with the INEN Coordinator no later than June 18. Screening of applications for Fall admission begins in July with applicants notified in August. Transfers admitted MUST begin the program the subsequent fall term. Course work in the major must be taken in sequence and transfer students should anticipate that additional quarters of study may be required to complete the program. Entering freshmen admitted to Auburn who declare the INEN major must begin their INEN program of study in the fall term after they are admitted, or they will be held to the same admission requirements as transfer students.

Curriculum in Interior Environments (INEN)


 First Quarter

 Second Quarter

 Third Quarter
 CAHS 0100 Orient. to INEN (1)  CAHS 0120 Tech. Drawing (3)  CAHS 0121 Spatial Analysis (3)
 CAHS 0116 Art for Liv. (3)  HDFS 0157 Fam. Hum. Dev. (3)  NUFS 0200 Nutr. & Health (3)
 MATH 0160 Pre-Cal. w/Trig. (5)  Core History (3)  HDFS 0200 Mgt. for Cons. (4)
 ENGL 0110 English Comp. (5)  Core Science * (5)  Core History (3)
 Core History (3)  ENGL 0112 English Comp. (5)  Core Science * (5)

 CAHS 0221 Res. Space Plan (4)  CAHS 0222 Furn. for Interiors (4)  CAHS 0215 Sur. of Dec. Arts I (5)
 ENGL 0220 Great Books I (5)  CAHS 0224 Fund. of Visual Pres. (3)  CAHS 0223 Res. Interiors I (4)
 UNIV 0101 Societies & Cult. (3)  CAHS 0255 Tex. for Inter. (3)  UNIV 0103 Indiv. in Society (3)
 PHIL 0101 or 0102 or 219 (5)  ENGL 0221 Great Books II (5)  COMP 0100 Intro. to PC Appl. (3)
 Elective or ROTC (1)  UNIV 0102 Pol. Econ. (3)  Elective or ROTC (2)

 CAHS 0315 Sur. of Dec. Arts II (3)  CAHS 0333 Lighting Des. (5)  CAHS 0353 Bus. Prac. in INEN (5)
 CAHS 0324 Non-Res. Int. I (4)  CAHS 0344 Codes & Access. (3)  CAHS 0363 Env. Sys./Energy Mgt. (3)
 ECON 0301 Econ. Prin. & Bus. Pol. (5)  MKTG 0331 Prin. Mkt. (5)  CAHS 0424 Non-Res. Int. II (4)
 ACCT 0211 Accounting (4)  Prof. Electives (3)  Core Fine Arts ** (3)
 CAHS 0336 Intern. INEN (1)    Electives (2)

 CAHS 0422 Kit. & Bth. Plan. (5)  CAHS 0423 Res. Interiors (4)   CAHS 0436 Internship in INEN (12)
 CAHS 0478 Visual Merch. (3)  Prof. Electives (12)  
 Prof. Elective (5)  
 Elective or ROTC (4)


* BIOL 0105 and 0106 or 0107; or CHEM 0103, 0103L, 0104, 0104L.

* * ARTS 0171 or 0172 or 0173.

Suggested Professional Electives

Business and Consumer Orientation (minimum of 10 hours): ACCT 0212, 0241, 0242; MNGT 0310; MKTG 0332, 0333, 0341, 0439; CAHS 0431; HDFS 0528.

Applied Design (minimum of five hours): HORT 0221, 0225, 0226, 0412; ARTS 0101, 0102, 0103, 104, 0105, 0111, 0112, 0113, 0121, 0122, 0123; BLSC 0200, 0203; CPLN 0524, 0525, 0527, 0545.

Design Support (minimum of five hours): BLSC 0202; ARTS 0370, 0371, 0372, 0373, 0374, 0375, 0376, 0377, 0378, 0379; ARCH 0270; CAHS 0399, 0515, 0580D; FOPR 0339.

Specialization in Kitchen and Bath Design

Students who desire a Specialization in Kitchen and Bath Design must complete professional electives requirements (20 hours) from the following: 10 hours from BLSC 0202, 0203, CAHS 0490 (Independent Study in CAD) and 10 hours from ACCT 0212, MNGT 0310, ACCT 0241, MKTG 0333, 0439 and FINC 0361. CAHS 0436 - Internship in Interior Environments (12 credit hours) must be completed with a Kitchen and/or Bath Design firm. Completion of the Kitchen and Bathroom Specialization prepares the graduate to take the examination for professional certification. This professional option within the INEN curriculum is endorsed by the National Kitchen and Bath Association.



Department of Human Development and Family Studies

The Department of Human Development and Family Studies is concerned with the integration of knowledge from various fields for the purpose of studying individuals and families across the lifespan. The department offers a course of study to prepare students for a variety of careers, including teaching and administering programs for young children, adolescents and adults; parent education; mental health or family financial counseling; and Cooperative Extension. One undergraduate curriculum, including three options, is offered by the department. These options are Infancy and Preschool, School-age and Adolescence and Adult and Aging.

Curriculum in Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS)


 First Quarter

 Second Quarter

 Third Quarter
 ENGL 0110 Eng. Comp. (5)  BIOL 0105 Pers. in Bio. (5)  BIOL 0106 Hum. Biol. (5)
 HDFS 0157 Fam. Hum. Dev. (3)  UNIV 0102 Pol. Econ. (3)  UNIV 0103 Indiv. & Society (3)
 UNIV 0101 Soc., Cult. & Env. (3)  Core History (3)  Core Philosophy * (5)
 Core History (3)  ENGL 0112 Eng. Comp. (5)  Core History (3)
 Elective or ROTC (1)    Elective or ROTC (1)

 ENGL 0220 Great Books I (5)  ENGL 0221 Great Books II (5)  NUFS 0200 Nutr. & Health (3)
 HDFS 0200 Mgt. for Cons. (4)  CAHS 0116 Art for Liv. (3)  SOCY or PSYC 0201 (3-5)
 HDFS 0267 Hum Dev. (5)  HDFS 0269 Mate Select. (4)  MATH 0160 Pre-Cal./Trig. (5)
 HDFS 0287 Careers (2)  Electives or ROTC (5)  Elective or ROTC (1)
 Elective or ROTC (1)    Core Fine Arts (3)

 HDFS 0306 Fam. Interact. (4)  HDFS 0301 Early & Mid. Child. Dev. (5)  HDFS 0308 Rel. Comp. (4)
 Prof. Electives ** (5)  Prof. Electives ** (8)  HDFS 0473 or 0475 or 0477 (4)
 SOCY 0220 or PSYC 0304 *** (5)  Elective (2)  Prof. Electives ** (7-9)

 HDFS 0304 Hum. Sexuality (4)  HDFS 0420 Rec. Research (4)  HDFS 0497 Internship **** 5-15
 Electives (4)  Electives (6)  Prof. Electives ** (0-10)
 Prof. Electives ** (6)  Prof. Electives ** (4)  


* Child Life emphasis requires PHIL 0218.

** Students focus on one of three options by taking 16-28 hours of specialized professional electives and 5-15 hours directed internship.

*** MNGT 0207 or COMP 0204 may be substituted for the Statistics requirement by students who will focus their internship on the consumer and family economics area.

**** Credit hours for Curriculum Requirements for Major (i.e., departmental major courses, required supporting courses and required professional electives) must total 85. The Internship Handbook contains information regarding required professional electives for specific internship types. Applications for the internship must be submitted to the Internship Director three (3) quarters in advance of the proposed internship quarter.


Department of Nutrition and Food Science

The Department of Nutrition and Food Science offers two majors: Hotel and Restaurant Management and Nutrition and Food Science. The Hotel and Restaurant Management program emphasizes food and lodging services for consumers in the tourism industry. The major in Nutrition and Food Science offers three options: Nutrition/Dietetics, Food Science and Nutrition Science. Nutrition is concerned with human physiology and biochemistry and their relationship to human health, diet and well-being. The Nutrition/Dietetics option meets the competencies of the American Dietetic Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) to prepare students for the post-baccalaureate training (dietetic internship or advanced pre-professional practice program) needed to sit for the registration exam for dietitians. Food Science utilizes the biological and physical sciences to study the nature of foods and the principles underlying food production and processing. The Nutrition Science Option provides outstanding pre-medical preparation as well as a solid foundation for graduate study. These curricula lead to a variety of careers in health care, business and industry, government and education.

Hotel and Restaurant Management

The Hotel and Restaurant Management major prepares students for careers in hotels, motels, restaurant facilities and other positions in the tourism and hospitality industry. The program is structured to address the needs of the premium service segment of the hospitality industry. The program mission is to educate men and women in the arts and sciences of hospitality management from a multi-cultural perspective, to prepare them with a thorough understanding of the premium service concept in hotels, restaurants and clubs and to instill in them high standards of excellence for the performance of their professional responsibilities.

Curriculum in Hotel and Restaurant Management (HRMT)


 First Quarter

 Second Quarter

 Third Quarter
 ENGL 0110 Eng. Comp. (5)  BIOL 0105 Pers. in Biol. (5)  BIOL 0106 Hum. Biol. (5)
 MATH 0160 Pre-Cal. w/Trig. (5)  COMP 0100 Intro. PC (3)  NUFS 0200 Nutr. & Health (3)
 HRMT 0101 Intro. Hosp. Mgt. (2)  CAHS 0116 Art for Living (3)  HDFS 0157 Fam. & Hum. Dev. (3)
 Core History (3)  Core History (3)  COMM 0100 Prof. Comm. (3)
   Core Fine Arts (3)  Core History (3)
   ENGL 0112 Eng. Comp. (5)  

 UNIV 0101 Soc. & Culture (3)  UNIV 0102 Pol. Econ. (3)  PHIL 0219 Bus. Ethics (5)
 ACCT 0215 Gen. & Cost Acct. (5)  ENGL 0221 Great Books II (5)  UNIV 0103 Indiv. & Society (3)
 ENGL 0220 Great Books I (5)  HDFS 0200 Mgt. for Cons. (4)  BYMB 0201 Pers. in Microbiol. (5)
 NUFS 0202 Prin. Fd. Prep. (3)  ACCT 0241 Business Law (5)  ECON 0301 Ec. Prin. & Bus. Pol. (5)
 NUFS 0202L Prin. Fd. Prep. Lab (2)  

 HRMT 0330 Hosp. Law (4)  HRMT 0460 Serv. Mgt. (4)  ANSC 0270 Comm. Meat Mgt. (5)
 HRMT 0320 Hosp. Fin. Mgt. (4)  HRMT 0340 Hosp. Mkt. (3)  HRMT 0450 Hotel Mgt. (4)
 MNGT 0310 Prin. Mgt. (5)  HRMT 0410 Rest. Mgt. (4)  PSYC 0304 Quant. An. in Psych. (5)
 MKTG 0331 Prin. Mkt. (5)  ENGL 0404 or 408 (5)  Prof. Elective (3)

 NUFS 0304 Quan. Fd. Prep. (3)  HRMT 0480 Adv. Bev. Mgt. (3)  NUFS 0524 Prof. Internship ** (12)
 NUFS 0304L Quan. Fd. Prep. Lab. (2)  FINC 0361 Prin. Bus. Fin. (5)  
 Electives (6)  NUFS 0598 Topics in Hospitality * (3)
 Prof. Electives (4)  NUFS 0555 Hosp. Hum. Res. Mgt. (5)


* Students may take either of the course topics (a) Perspectives in Global Hospitality, (b) Conference Coordination or (c) Resort and Club Management. This course can be repeated in another topic for professional electives.

** Requires approval of internship application which includes proof of having 0400 hours in any position in the hospitality industry and a minimum 2.0 GPA.

Nutrition and Food Science

Nutrition and Food Science is a curriculum with three options which permit specialization according to students' personal interests. The Nutrition/Dietetics option prepares students for careers in dietetics, nutrition and nutrition education programs. Opportunities are available for dietitians in clinical, research, community, management, education and consulting settings.

The Food Science option prepares students for careers in the foods industry in the area of quality control, product development and food safety, as well as with government agencies. Through electives, majors may focus on the business, communications, consumer education or retailing aspects of the foods industry. The Food Science option meets the educational requirements of the Institute of Food Technologists.

The Nutrition Science option prepares students for health professional schools, such as medical, dental and physical therapy. This degree option provides an excellent background for graduate study.

American Dietetic Association Plan V educational requirements will be met by the Nutrition/Dietetics option. The program is approved by the American Dietetic Association. Graduates choosing this option are required to complete an additional supervised practice experience in order to be eligible to take the national examination to become a registered dietitian.

Curriculum Nutrition/Dietetics Option *


 First Quarter

 Second Quarter

 Third Quarter
 MATH 0160 Pre-Cal. w/Trig. (5)  CHEM 0103 Fund. of Chem. I (4)  CHEM 0104 Fund. of Chem. II (4)
 BIOL 0101 Biology (5)  CHEM 0103LGen. Chem. Lab. (1)  CHEM 0104L Gen. Chem. Lab. (1)
 UNIV 0101 Soc., Cult. & Env. (3)  ENGL 0110 Eng. Comp. (5)  NUFS 0200 Nutr. & Health (3)
 Core History (3)  UNIV 0102 Pol. Econ. (3)  UNIV 0103 Ind. & Soc. (3)
   Core History (3)  Core History (3)
   ENGL 0112 Eng. Comp. (5)

 ZYWL 0250 Human Anatomy (5)  ZYWL 0251 Physiology (5)  CHEM 0203 Org. Chem. (5)
 ENGL 0220 Great Books I (5)  ENGL 0221 Great Books II (5)  HDFS 0200 Mgt. for Cons. (4)
 NUFS 0201 Intro. Food Science (3)  HDFS 0157 Fam. & Hum. Dev. (3)  CAHS 0116 Art for Liv. (3)
 NUFS 0202 Food Prep. (3)  Core Fine Arts (3)  Elective * (4)
 COMP 0100 Comp. Appl. (3)  NUFS 0202L Food Prep. Lab (2)  

 NUFS 0307 Survey of Diet. (1)  NUFS 0318 Nutr. Biochem. (5)  NUFS 0382 Prin. Norm. Nutr. I (4)
 BYMB 0300 Microbiology (5)  Statistics ** (5)  NUFS 0382L Nutr. Assess. I (1)
 NUFS 0304 Quant. Food Prep. (3)  MNGT 0310 Prin. Management (5)  Core Philosophy (5)
 NUFS 0304L Quant. Food Lab. (2)    Elective * (3)
 Elective * (4)    ENGL 0404 Tech. Writing (5)

 NUFS 0409 Orient. to Diet. Inter. (1)  NUFS 0502 Clin. Nutr. I (5)  NUFS 0456 Food Svc. Org. Adm. (5)
 VOED 0415F Teach. Area of Spec. (5)  NUFS 0555 Hum. Res. Mgt. in Hos. (5)  NUFS 0543 or 0564 (5)
 NUFS 0462 Community Nutrition (3)  NUFS 0592 Nutr. Life Cycle (5)  NUFS 0574 Clin. Nutr. II (3)
 HDFS 0310 or CCP 0521 (4)    Elective * (3)
 NUFS 0392 Prin. Norm. Nutr. II (5)    


* Seven hours of professional electives and seven hours of free electives.

** Select one of the following statistics courses: SOCY 0220, RSOC 0220, STAT 0215, PSYC 0304.


Food Science Option *


 First Quarter

 Second Quarter

 Third Quarter
 MATH 0160 Pre-Cal. w/Trig. (5)  CHEM 0103 Fund. of Chem. I (4)  CHEM 0104 Fund. of Chem. II (4)
 BIOL 0101 Biology (5)  CHEM 0103LGen. Chem. Lab. (1)  CHEM 0104L Gen. Chem. Lab. (1)
 NUFS 0200 Nutr. & Health (3)  MATH 0161 An. Geom. & Calc. (5)  ENGL 0112 Eng. Comp. (5)
 Core History (3)  ENGL 0110 Eng. Comp. (5)  MATH 0162 An. Geom. & Calc. (5)
 CAHS 0116 Art for Liv. (3)  Core History (3)  Core History (3)

 BIOL 0102 Plant Biology (5)  BIOL 0103 Animal Biology (5)  UNIV 0103 Indiv. & Society (3)
 ENGL 0220 Great Books I (5)  UNIV 0102 Pol. Econ. (3)  NUFS 0202 Food Preparation (3)
 NUFS 0201 Intro. Food Sci. Tech. (3)  ENGL 0221 Great Books II (5)  NUFS 0202L Food Prep. Lab (2)
 UNIV 0101 Soc., Cult. & Env. (3)    CHEM 0203 Org. Chem. (5)
 Core Fine Arts (3)    PHYS 0200 Found. of Physics (5)

 ENGL 0404 Tech. Writing (5)  NUFS 0318 Nutr. Biochem. (5)  BYMB 0300 Microbiology (5)
 AGEN 0555 Prin. Food Engr. Tech (5)  Core Philosophy (5)  STAT 0215 Intro. Biol. Statistics (5)
 COMP 0100 Comp. Appl. (3)  Electives * (5)  NUFS 0543 Food Chemistry (5)
 HORT 0340 or ANSC 0470 and elect. (5)    HDFS 0157 Fam. & Hum. Dev. (3)

 NUFS 0545 Food An. & Qual. Ct. (5)  NUFS 0429 Sem. in NUFS (1)  NUFS 0564 Food Product Dev. (5)
 COMM 0100 Prof. Communication (3)  ECON 0301 Econ. Prin. & Pol. (5)  BYMB 0556 Food Micro. (5)
 HDFS 0200 Mgt. for Cons. (4)  NUFS 0577 Plant Sanitation (4)  Electives or ROTC * (5)
 Electives or ROTC * (4)  Electives or ROTC * (4)  


* 8-9 hours of professional electives and 10 free electives.


Nutrition Science Option

(Coordinate with Pre-Health Professions Adviser in COSAM.)


 First Quarter

 Second Quarter

 Third Quarter
 CHEM 0103 Fund. of Chem. I (4)  CHEM 0104 Fund. of Chem. II (4)  CHEM 0105 Fund. of Chem. III (4)
 CHEM 0103LGen. Chem. Lab. (1)  CHEM 0104LGen. Chem. Lab. (1)  CHEM 0105L Gen. Chem. Lab. (1)
 MATH 0161 An. Geom. & Calc. (5)  UNIV 0102 Pol. Econ. (3)  ENGL 0112 English Comp. (5)
 UNIV 0101 Soc. & Culture (3)  BIOL 0101 Biology (5)  UNIV 0103 Ind. in Soc. (3)
 Core History (3)  Core History (3)  Core History (3)
 SCMH 0199 Orientation (1)  ENGL 0110 English Comp. (5)  

 CHEM 0207 Org. Chem. (4)  CHEM 0208 Org. Chem. (3)  CHEM 0209 Org. Chem. (4)
 CHEM 0207L Org. Chem. Lab (1)  CHEM 0208L Org. Chem. Lab (2)  ZYWL 0251 Physiology (5)
 ENGL 0220 Great Books I (5)  ZYWL 0250 Human Anatomy (5)  PHYS 0207 Intro. Physics III (3)
 NUFS 0200 Nutrition & Health (3)  PHYS 0206 Intro. Physics II (3)  PHYS 0207L Intro. Physics Lab (1)
 PHYS 0205 Intro. Physics I (3)  PHYS 0206L Intro. Physics Lab (1)  Elective or ROTC (3)
 PHYS 0205L Intro. Physics Lab (1)  

 ENGL 0221 Great Books II (5)  NUFS 0318 Nutr. Biochemistry (5)  CAHS 0116 Art for Living (3)
 NUFS 0202 Food Prep. (3)  SOCY 0220 Statistics (5)  ENGL 0404 Tech. Writing (5)
 NUFS 0202L Food Prep. Lab (2)  HDFS 0157 Fam. & Hum. Dev. (3)  NUFS 0382 Prin. Norm. Nutr. I (4)
 COMP 0100 Comp. Appl. (3)  COMM 0100 Prof. Comm. (3)  NUFS 0382L Nutr. Assessment Lab (1)
 BYMB 0300 Microbiology (5)    PHIL 0218 Ethics in Hlth. Prof. (5)

 ZYWL 0310 Cell Biology (4)  ZYWL 0300 Genetics (5)  NUFS 0574 Clinical Nutr. II (3)
 ZYWL 0310L Cell Biology Lab (2)  NUFS 0502 Clinical Nutr. I (5)  HDFS 0200 Mgt. for Cons. (4)
 NUFS 0392 Prin. Norm. Nutr. II (5)  NUFS 0592 Nutr. Life Cycle (5)  Core Fine Arts (3)
 NUFS Elective (4)  Elective or ROTC (2)  Electives or ROTC (6)


To meet the educational requirements of the American Dietetic Association, the following courses must be taken: NUFS 0304, 0304L, 0307, 0456, 0462, 0564, MNGT 0310, ECON 0301, VOED 0415F. Graduates choosing this option are required to complete an additional supervised practice experience in order to be eligible to take the national examination to become a registered dietitian.

Dual Objective Program

Dual objective programs with the College of Education are open to students registered in the School of Human Sciences in the following majors: Human Development and Family Studies; Nutrition and Food Science; Apparel Merchandising, Design and Production; and Interior Environments. Students completing a dual objective program earn the Bachelor of Science in the declared major from the School of Human Sciences and are eligible for an Alabama Class B teachers certification.

Options in Cooperative Extension

Students enrolled in any of the majors in the School may prepare for a career in the Cooperative Extension System through selection of certain courses as electives. Majors may fulfill the requirements of the Alabama Cooperative Extension System through scheduling of the following courses: NUFS 0200, 0202, 0202L; CAHS 0140, 0206, 0222, 0255 or 0305; HDFS 0467, 0541; EDMD 0200.

International Minor In Human Sciences

The International Minor in Human Sciences, comprised of 30 hours of course work in foreign language, area study and human sciences content combined with international experience through study abroad, offers students a unique credential to enhance their competitiveness in the global marketplace and prepares them to adapt and respond successfully to these challenges.

I. Foreign Language Competency: 15 credits. For students required to take foreign language as part of their major or college core curriculum, the foreign language competency requirement for the International Minor in Human Sciences (IMHS) shall be satisfied in one of the following ways:

A) if one year (15 credit hours) of foreign language is required in the major or college core, an additional 15 credit hours in the same language over and above the major or core requirements will satisfy the IMHS foreign language requirement.

B) if more than one year of foreign language is required in the major, 15 credit hours in a second foreign language will satisfy the IMHS foreign language requirement.

II. Area of Study: 3-5 credits. One course in any of the following areas; geography, political science, history, anthropology/sociology, economics or other content areas approved by Human Sciences' Dean for Academic Affairs. The chosen course must relate to study abroad focus and be approved by the student's faculty adviser. Students are encouraged to take additional courses to fulfill other available free or professional elective credits.

III. Human Sciences Content Area: 6 credits. Human Sciences majors shall take two of the following three courses in Human Sciences outside their department; CAHS 0431 (3), NUFS 0588 (3), HDFS 0499 (3).

IV. Study Abroad: 6 credits

A). CAHS/HDFS/NUFS 0338: Study Abroad Opportunities (1 credit)

B). Study Abroad: 5 credits minimum. If the internship required in the major is completed abroad, a student will take 5 credit hours over and above those internship requirements. Consumer Affairs ­ CAHS 0538 (5-8), CAHS 0490 (5-8); Nutrition and Food Science ­ NUFS 0408 (5-8), NUFS 0538 (5-8); Human Development and Family Studies ­ HDFS 0538 (5-8), HDFS 0409 (5).

Note: The IMHS is open to non-Human Sciences majors on a space-available basis. Non-majors accepted into the IMHS may be required to take additional courses in Human Sciences content.

Women's Studies Interdisciplinary Minor

Women's Studies, an interdisciplinary minor, advances teaching, research and scholarship about women and women's perspectives. The minor sheds new light on existing knowledge of women and gender, integrates the study and voices of women into traditional disciplines, examines the impact of the social construction of gender, and promotes social change to improve women's, men's, and children's lives. Students who elect the Women's Studies minor choose 25 hours of course work from several academic disciplines: ANTH 0313, 0401, 0524, 0550; ENGL 0483; HDFS 0304, 0468, 0530; FLFR 0432; FLNG 0501, 0502; HIST 0325, 0326; POLI 0503, 0506, 0561; PSYC 0401, 0402; CRIM 0510; SOWO 0320; COMM 0490; HADM 0539.

For more information, contact Donna Sollie (334/844-3230) or the Academic Affairs Office in the School of Human Sciences.

Minor In Communication

Human Sciences majors may use their free elective hours to complete the Communication Minor offered by the Department of Communication, College of Liberal Arts. The minor requires 15 hours of foundation course work and 15 hours of emphasis in one area of the field (RTVF, PRCM, COMM or an approved combination of these). Area courses are selected with the assistance of a departmental adviser. Students must meet prerequisites for all courses. Interested students should contact the Academic Affairs Office in the School of Human Sciences and the Department of Communications for additional information and specific requirements.

Minor In Human Development and Family Studies

The minor in Human Development and Family Studies, offered by the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, prepares students in allied fields for the increasing number of positions that involve services to children and families. The 25-hour minor has two options: Track I ­ Human Development; and Track II ­ Family Studies. Interested students should contact the HDFS department head (Tel. 334-844-4151) for specific requirements.

Graduate Work

The School offers work leading to the Master of Science degree and Ph.D. degree in Human Development and Family Studies, Nutrition and Food Science and Consumer Affairs.

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