The curriculum in general studies in human environmental sciences enables students to integrate knowledge from all areas of the field and prepares them for employment or further study. Students choose one of two options. The general studies option is designed for those interested in careers in cooperative extension, government, human services, utility companies, or an area of the communications field. Courses are selected in consultation with an advisor. The home economics education option is designed for students who wish to teach home economics in Alabama secondary schools. The broad requirements of this option also make it a suitable program of preparation for professional positions in cooperative extension, civil service, utility companies, and the Department of Human Services.
Professor Olivia W. Kendrick
Office: 101 Doster Hall
The purpose of this program is to give the student with specific career goals an opportunity to develop an innovative program of study with a focus on at least one area within the College.
Each student majoring in general human environmental sciences is expected to file a program of study prior to the completion of 100 hours and in accordance with the following guidelines:
- The proposed course of study must include 120 hours, including the statewide general studies requirements, the University of Alabama Core Curriculum requirements, and the College of Human Environmental Sciences core.
- The proposed course of study must give evidence that the student has built a cohesive structure of interrelated ideas around a focus within the College of Human Environmental Sciences and must include a minimum of 35 hours of coursework offered by the College of Human Environmental Sciences.
- The proposal must demonstrate that the proposed program could not be better served by an existing major program within the College.
- At the time of submission, the proposal must include a statement of approval by a faculty advisor chosen from the area of specialization.
- The proposal must indicate that the student has examined the consequences of the proposed program in relation to career goals and post-graduation plans.