Prospective Undergraduate Students
If you have a passion for wanting to improve the lives of others--be it through strengthening relationships within families, promoting healthful diets and exercise, or designing and merchandising functional and fashionable soft goods—then the College of Human Sciences is the place for you. The degrees/majors available within the College of Human Sciences are as follows:
In addition to major coursework which prepares students for a variety of career and graduate school options, including pre-medicine, opportunities abound for several “value-added” experiences:
A Living Learning Community focused on pre-health careers
The Pre-Health Professions Learning Community brings together students pursuing careers in allied health, athletic training, dentistry, medicine, physical/occupational therapy and other health related professions in a dynamic, engaging environment. This community strives to foster the exploration of these professions through academic courses, social and educational programming, unique services and connections to campus and community resources.
Students majoring in Merchandising are required to complete an internship in their senior year. This is an invaluable experience for students as it allows them the opportunity to use their knowledge and skills, gain industry insight and build important contacts. Student s in the past have interned with such companies as BCBG, Anthropologie, Home Shopping Network, Gucci and Dillards.
Honors in the Major
The Honors in the Major program provides talented students the opportunity to engage in independent, original research or creative work, culminating in a thesis or project report that is defended before a faculty committee.
- Student Organizations and Honor Societies
Graduate Certificate Programs
This graduate certificate program, Advocacy for Children and Families, is designed for undergraduate and graduate students in human sciences and other social and behavioral sciences who wish to develop competence in advocacy as it relates to children and families. The culminating activity of the certificate is 3 credit hour internship or supervised research experience in children and families. The certificate program is designed to be completed concurrently with the bachelor’s degree and allows students to double-count graduate courses for both the B.S. degree and the Graduate Certificate.
Students in the Merchandising program have the opportunity to participate in the summer study abroad program. This six week program takes students on an exciting exploration of the fashion and retail industry through London, Paris and Milan. The program encompasses both classroom lectures from industry professionals and field trips throughout the cities. Trips in the past have included attending fashion shows in Paris, tours of couture workrooms and studio meetings with fashion executives.
Scholarships are available annually on a competitive basis for outstanding upper classmen, thanks to the generosity of alumni and other supporters of the College.
Some other interesting facts about the College of Human Sciences include being:
- the only undergraduate program in Florida which offers the full complement of academic areas traditionally associated with human sciences, plus exercise science and athletic training
- one of the oldest colleges at FSU, having celebrated our Centennial in 2005
- the fourth largest college on campus in terms of undergraduate enrollment, which totaled 2,971 in fall 2008
For more information about our programs: