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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Apr. 17, 2024
Psychology Today: Mickey Langlais on What It Means to Be in a Situationship

In this interview for Psychology Today, Mickey Langlais, PhD, CFLE, Assistant Professor of Child and Family Studies in the Department of Human Sciences and Design, shares his expertise on "situationships" and offers insights from his most recent research.

Mar. 27, 2024
Baylor Nutrition Sciences Program Prepares Students for Post-Graduation Success

The Baylor Career Center reports that 100% of 2022 Nutrition Sciences graduates seeking employment secured a job within six months of graduation. Likewise, 100% of those seeking admission to graduate programs or internships were admitted. In 2023, once again, 100% of Nutrition Sciences students applying to internships or graduate programs were admitted and only one student was still seeking employment after six months. 

Feb. 14, 2024
Ghosted: A Tragic Tale of Falling in and out of Love this Valentine’s Day

Red roses, heart-shaped boxes filled with candy, pink and red hearts everywhere—these are some defining tangibles for a day meant to celebrate love in relationships. Today is Valentine’s Day. On this day, many couples go out to dinner and embrace the excuse to celebrate their undying love. However, there remains a group of people who are staring at the happy couples in disdain. Who is this group, you may ask? Well, this is a tale of ghosts and zombies—those who have been left in the dust without a trace, and those who have risen from the grave (metaphorically, of course). 

Feb. 7, 2024
Baylor’s Robbins College Announces Upcoming Leadership Transitions

Jason R. Carter, PhD, Dean of Baylor University’s Robbins College of Health and Human Sciences, has announced two key leadership appointments related to transitions within the College. Effective June 1, 2024, Nadine Welch has been appointed Associate Dean for Undergraduate and International Studies and Leigh Greathouse, PhD, has been appointed Interim Chair of the Department of Public Health.