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About 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 areas of concentration in this program: Human Development and Family Studies and Nutritional Sciences. Courses for the Nutritional Sciences concentration are all offered online. The concentrations in Human Development and Family Studies and Textiles and Apparel have thesis and non-thesis (internship) options. The Nutritional Sciences concentration requires an internship. In addition, the department offers a Master of Science Degree in Family and Consumer Sciences with graduate-level licensure for entering students who hold or qualify for an initial teaching license at the undergraduate level. The Licensure program requires preparation of a National Boards Certification Portfolio.

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).

 
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