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2006-2008 Undergraduate Catalog


Human environmental sciences programs are offered at both the baccalaureate, master's, and, in some cases, doctoral levels. Upon successful completion of the requirements established for each curriculum, the appropriate degree may be conferred. Each student selects a major from the following curricula:

To earn a second bachelor's degree in the College, a student must complete in residence in the College of Human Environmental Sciences, with a grade average of "C" (2.00 GPA) or better, a minimum of 32 hours beyond the hours required for the first degree. The work must be completed in accordance with all other University and College regulations.

Graduate programs. The College of Human Environmental Sciences offers programs leading to the master of science in human environmental sciences degree with one of the following concentrations: general studies; consumer sciences; clothing, textiles, and interior design; food and nutrition; or human development and family studies. Within the general studies concentration, students may specialize in consumer quality management, family financial management and counseling, interactive technology, sports management, or restaurant, hotel, and meetings management. Specializations within human development and family studies include child life and marriage and family therapy. In addition, the master of arts in health studies is available. A concentration in human development is offered through the Ph.D. program in educational psychology, and a developmental track is available in the Department of Psychology. In addition, a student can earn a Ph.D. specializing in health education and health promotion. These programs are offered through the University of Alabama Graduate School.