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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Nov. 17, 2023
Baylor Nutrition Sciences Graduate is a Major League Success

When Jeremy Chiang was looking at Nutrition graduate programs, he knew he needed to be at a school with a high-performing Division 1 athletics program, and Baylor University fit the bill. Fast forward nearly a decade, and Chiang is now the Major League Performance Nutrition Coordinator for the New York Mets organization working full time with the major league roster.

Oct. 17, 2023
Baylor to Host Conversation on Conventional vs. Organic Farming for the First Annual Nutrition Mythbusters Discussion Series

Baylor University Nutrition Sciences in the Department of Human Sciences and Design will host the first annual Nutrition Mythbusters Discussion Series examining organic vs. conventional farming at the Hurd Welcome Center on November 6, 2023 from 5:30-7:00pm.

Sep. 25, 2023
Providing Christian Service Through a Research Perspective

Researcher Debra Harris, PhD, Associate Professor of Interior Design at Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, provides research support to projects focused on improving the lives and safety for all ages.

Sep. 25, 2023
Researcher Explores the Role of Gut Microbiome and Diet to Potentially Improve Cancer Patients’ Response to Treatment

Baylor University researcher Leigh Greathouse, PhD, MPH, MS, RD, Associate Professor of Nutrition Sciences, is focused on cancer research by studying the significant relationship between our gut microbiome, nutrition, and chronic disease.