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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.