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Department of Human Sciences

The Department of Human Sciences offers competitive programs of study leading to Bachelor of Science degrees in Family and Consumer Sciences, Birth Through Kindergarten Teacher Education (B-K), and Family and Consumer Sciences Education.  The Family and Consumer Sciences degrees offers specializations in: Child Development and Family Relations, Foods and Nutrition, and Textiles and Apparel Design.  Experiential learning is utilized in each program to include diverse, multi-cultural, and interdisciplinary perspectives of family studies.

The graduate curriculum in Family and Consumer Sciences leads to a Master of Science degree in Family and Consumer Sciences. There are two masters programs, each requiring 36 semesters hours including thesis. The first plan leads to state licensure at the graduate level. Persons not pursuing state licensure should follow the second plan and should concentrate in one of three areas: Textile and Apparel, Foods and Nutrition, or Human Development and Family Studies. All graduate majors are expected to hold membership in the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) and present a seminar on their thesis research.

Accreditations

The Department of Human Sciences has received state and national recognition for its quality programs.

The Child Development Lab School (CDL), under the direction of Mrs. Bridgete Kemp was reaccredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). This recognition distinguishes the lab school as one of 10 NAEYC accredited programs in Durham County out of over 500 programs licensed by the state of North Carolina. The laboratory is an integral part of the curriculum in Child Development and Family Relations. The lab school is utilized by various disciplines on campus.

The Child Development Laboratory School is accredited with Five Stars on the new Five Star Rated Licensure Scale implemented by the state of North Carolina.

The Early Childhood Education degree program is accredited by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

The Family and Consumer Sciences Education degree program is accredited by the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI) and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE).

The undergraduate Didactic Dietetic Foods and Nutrition Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 312-899-0040 ext. 5400.  CADE is recognized by the United States Department f Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

The Graduate Dietetic Internship Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education (CADE), 120 South Riverside Plaza, Suite 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 312-899-0040 ext. 5400.  CADE is recognized by the United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

The Department is currently conducting the self-study for national accreditation by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS).

Department of Human Sciences

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