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Consumer & Design Sciences

The Department of Consumer & Design Sciences (CADS) is committed to the science of design. Apparel Design, Merchandising and Production Management students take special consideration of the art, business and science of the apparel industry. Our nationally-admired Interior Design program students create innovative spaces that improve quality of life and well-being. And with a new degree track, Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies, CADS is training the next generation of philanthropic leaders and change-makers.


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Global Education

The world is your classroom in the Office of Global Education. Students in Global Studies apply their expert knowledge of global issues, trends and solutions to the world’s most pressing problems through a variety of career paths, tailored to each student’s professional interests. This office also houses CHS Study Abroad, open to all students who seek to globalize their education and make the most of their lived experience to stand out as career candidates.


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Human Development
& Family Studies
The Department of Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) is devoted to the study of who we are and how we interact in the world. From the day a person is born to the late stages of life, HDFS students study how to improve the dynamics between an individual, family and environment. Groundbreaking research opportunities and in-depth lessons about the nature of our connections await those who want to work toward improved quality of life for all.


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Nutrition, Dietetics,
& Hospitality Management
Excellence in the culinary, dietary and hospitality industries is the focus of the Department of Nutrition, Dietetics and Hospitality Management (NDHM). Nutrition/Dietetics majors take a comprehensive approach to well-being through the science-based study of health and food, preparing to help people improve that relationship. In Hospitality Management, the best and most-cutting edge industry practices are taught to the next generation of premium service leaders. And with a new degree program, Culinary Science, students now have the option to study the science behind excellent meal and beverage experiences.


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