Robbins College of Health & Human Sciences

Human Sciences and Design

The Department of Human Sciences and Design develops scholars and leaders who apply a Christian worldview to improve the quality of life and human experience for individuals, families, and communities.

BS in Apparel Design & Product Development

Apparel design is the development of apparel, textile, and consumer products that meet the needs of specific consumer markets. Students develop a foundational understanding of these needs by studying consumer behavior, demographics, trends, and production process.

BS in Apparel Merchandising

The Apparel Merchandising program at Baylor focuses on developing professional skills such as communication, analytical thinking, teamwork, and ethical behavior. These skills help sustain graduates as they apply management and marketing theory and business principles to the global fashion industry. 

BS in Child & Family Studies

The Child and Family Studies program at Baylor University seeks to improve the quality of life for children and families. Using a preventive, educational approach, the Child and Family Studies program prepares students for applied practice with children and families supporting holistic development within a systems theory framework.

BS in Family & Consumer Studies

This major teaches students about issues that affect individuals, families, and communities with special attention to issues that relate to the basic needs of food, shelter, clothing, and relationships. 

BS in Interior Design

The Interior Design program prepares undergraduate students to serve with integrity in a diverse and global marketplace, equipped to address human needs by applying methods of inquiry and design that promotes health, safety, and wellness of all users within the built environment.

BS in Nutrition Sciences

The Nutrition Sciences Didactic Program in Dietetics seeks to provide high-quality education in a Christian environment, equipping graduates for supervised practice (dietetic internship) leading to eligibility for the Commission on Dietetic Registration credentialing exam to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist.

MS in Nutrition Sciences

The Master of Science in Nutrition Sciences degree at Baylor focuses on human nutrition, macronutrients, and micronutrients with an emphasis on application of knowledge in the medical, research, management, and public health fields.

PhD in Exercise and Nutrition Sciences

This STEM program is uniquely designed to train researchers to conduct multidisciplinary clinical research evaluating the role of exercise and nutrition on health, disease, rehabilitation, and performance. 

Dietetic Internship

The Dietetic Internship prepares interns for entry-level positions in the dietetics profession by providing learning experiences in medical nutrition therapy, public health/community nutrition, and management. 


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Sep. 19, 2023
WalletHub: Nicole M. McAninch on How Many Credit Cards a Person Should Have

The expertise of Robbins College faculty ranges across the spectrum of health and wellbeing—including financial wellness. In this article from WalletHub, Dr. Nicole M. McAninch, Interim Associate Dean of Undergraduate and International Studies and Clinical Associate Professor of Child and Family Studies, offers advice on the number of credit cards a person should have.

Aug. 11, 2023
Utility and Sweat: Makenzie Henton's Sports Apparel Internship at Champion

Makenzie Henton, a senior Apparel Merchandising major from Carterville, IL, was one of 35 students selected from nearly 6,000 applicants to intern this summer at Champion Athletic (part of Hanesbrands Inc.). In this article, she discusses trend forecasting, making real-world business decisions, and how her Baylor learning connects with her internship experience.

Aug. 3, 2023
Robbins College Dean Jason Carter Celebrates One Year on the Job

On August 8, 2023, Jason R. Carter, PhD, celebrates his one-year anniversary as Dean of the Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences at Baylor University. In this Q&A, Dean Carter shares his reflections on this past year along with his hopes and vision for the future.

Jun. 22, 2023
LesLee Funderburk Leads Students through Service-Learning Experience in the Dominican Republic

In May 2023, Dr. Funderburk and a team of primarily pre-med undergraduate students embarked on a life-changing trip to Azul, Dominican Republic. Alongside this group of passionate healthcare-focused students, Dr. Funderburk and Robbins College colleague Margo Shanks, Senior Lecturer in the Department of Public Health, dedicated their time to making a meaningful impact on the local community, and on the students who traveled with them.