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College of Human Ecology

Prospective Students

Welcome to the College of Human Ecology!

We are a college made up of many diverse parts. That broad range is one of our strengths. Everything we do is relevant to major issues of society. The unifying theme is that we focus on humans; we put people first.

We are proud of our students, and we want them to thrive inside and outside the classroom. So we enrich their educational experience in many ways:

Research Opportunities

Students learn best when they are actively engaged in the work of their future profession, working side-by-side with faculty and staff in meaningful endeavors. Our students have worked on research in areas of cancer prevention, childhood obesity, sustainable textile dyes, food safety, financial literacy and more.

Scholarship Opportunities

We awarded more than $500,000 in scholarships for the 2013-2014 school year.

International Opportunities

More than 100 students studied outside the United States during the 2012-2013 school year. They have traveled to Thailand, Korea, Italy, Hungary, the United Kingdom, South Africa, Argentina, Mexico, China, Australia and other countries.

Internship Opportunities

Several programs require them - dietetics; apparel and textiles; and hospitality management. Other programs recommend them. All programs cultivate opportunities for student internships in places such as Manhattan, Northern Ireland, Dallas, New York City, Chicago, Glacier National Park and Kansas City.

The dean's office student services staff as well as your advisor are here to guide you on your academic journey. There are many resources available to assist you in academics, managing your money, financial assistance, housing, activities, recreation, counseling, legal issues and health.

Check out the section of the website dedicated to students and speak with your advisor, your residence hall advisor, your instructors and other students.