Human Sciences

On-site and Online Programs Available

What is Human Sciences?

Human Sciences is the most versatile concentration within the Family and Consumer Sciences discipline. The course requirements are representative of the discipline as a whole. Students will take courses in nutrition, family life studies, fashion merchandising, child development, and hospitality/culinary management. This broad scope of courses will enable students with this degree to work in a variety of fields. Many Human Sciences graduates work with agencies such as Cooperative Extension Services and the Department of Social Services. Other possibilities for employment for Human Sciences graduates include a wide range of organizations that assist individuals, families, and communities in taking steps to improve the quality of life.  

What can I do with a Human Sciences Degree?

Possible careers or places of employment:

  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Community Centers
  • Cooperative Extension Agent
  • Department of Human Resources
  • Department of Social Services
  • Domestic Violence Shelter
  • Family Advocacy Agencies
  • Foster Care Agencies
  • Memory Care Facilities
  • Mental Health Services
  • Non-profit Organizations
  • Public Health
  • Rehabilitative Services
  • Retirement Centers
  • Veterans Affairs

How do I know if Human Sciences is the right concentration for me?

  • Do you enjoy all of the areas of FCS (hospitality/culinary, nutrition, fashion merchandising, and child development)?
  • Do you enjoy helping others improve the quality of their lives?
  • Are you a good listener?
  • Do you enjoy helping others work through challenges in their lives?

If you answered yes to the above questions, then Human Sciences may be the right choice for you!

How can I find out more about this degree?
If you are interested in learning more about the Human Sciences degree program, contact Ms. Jeannie Frazier at or (256)782-5184. 

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