Department of Human Sciences

Improving Quality of Life via Education, Prevention, and Development


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The mission of the Department of Human Sciences at Tennessee State University is to prepare students for leadership roles in the field of Family and Consumer Sciences that empower individuals, strengthen families, and enable communities through education, outreach (extension), and discovery (research). 

Human Sciences is a people-centered field of study that focuses on the science and art of living and working well in a complex world. Through research, experiential education, and technology, Human Sciences professionals help people to develop the essential knowledge and skills to: 

  • Lead better lives
  • Be work and career ready
  • Build strong families
  • Make meaningful contributions to our communities

The primary areas of study within the Human Sciences Department at Tennessee State University include: 

  • Human and child development and family relations
  • Textiles, apparel, and retailing
  • Food science and nutrition
  • Health management and wellness
  • Culinary arts

Students completing degrees in Human Sciences work in a variety of settings including: 

  • Child care and academic education
  • Community education for adults and youth, including Cooperative Extension programs
  • Business and industry
  • Government
  • Health and human services


Scholarship and Career Opportunities

Bachelor of Science Degrees

Earn a BS in Family and Consumer Sciences with a concentration in one of these fields:


child development

fashion food

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