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School of Human Environmental Sciences

235 Stone Building

Laura S. Sims, Professor and Dean

Marion O'Brien, Professor and Associate Dean

John C. Rife, Professor and Associate Dean

Programs within the School of Human Environmental Sciences prepare students for careers in the field of applied human sciences. Our science-based teaching and research programs focus on humans in multiple environmental contexts.

Students receive a broad-based liberal education that includes University requirements and School requirements along with the courses required for their particular majors. Our programs are unique in their ability to utilize basic principles from many disciplines to solve human problems and to meet social needs.

The strong research efforts within the School serve to enhance and support highly challenging undergraduate programs. The five majors offered are:

Consumer, Apparel, and Retail Studies

Human Development and Family Studies

Interior Architecture

Nutrition

Social Work

 

Special facilities of the School of Human Environmental Sciences include six classrooms associated with the Child Care Education Program, and the Historic Costume and Textile Collection, the Family Research Center, the North Carolina Agricultural Research Service, the Human Environmental Sciences Office of Research, Computer Aided Design laboratories in Interior Architecture and Apparel Product Design, the Apparel Production Management Center, the Harris Teeter, Inc. and The Dickson Foundation Cellular and Molecular Nutrition Research Laboratory, Center for Innovation in Interior Architecture, and the Center for New North Carolinians.