Science Based, Human Focused
The School of Human Ecology includes The University of Texas at Austin's Department of Human Development and Family Sciences, Department of Nutritional Sciences, and Division of Textiles and Apparel. Students within the School of Human Ecology are also able to pursue a major in public health.
- Third best human development and family sciences program in the U.S.
- The top dietetics program in Texas.
- Top 10 nutrition graduate program.
- Priscilla Pond Flawn Child and Family Laboratory, accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children, is one of the oldest and most prestigious child development centers in the U.S.
- External research expenditures for 2013- 2015 of $8 million.
- Partnered with University of Texas at San Antonio Health Science Center to give experience with patients to students working on translational cancer research.
- 75 honors students in human development and nutritional sciences are gaining real-world research experience in faculty laboratories.
- Offers unique study abroad opportunities for students studying textiles and business in China and India, nutrition and health in Italy and South Africa, or early childhood development in Italy.
- Collection of over 6,000 textiles and apparel items, accessories and artifacts dating from 1820s to 1980s apparel are used for student and graduate student hands-on cultural conservation research.
- Experiential learning opportunities in public health, fashion, child development, and more.
- More than 5,000 people attend Annual Fashion Show showcasing senior apparel designers’ work.
- Home to UT Austin's 7-year-old public health program
- Offers unique Public Health summer internship in Brownsville.
- Has internships in clinical dietetics and food service management to nutrition students.
- Offers over 50 internships and practicums in human development and family sciences
- Developing an online Master of Science in Nutritional Sciences.
STUDENTS1,632 Undergraduate (Fall 2016)
59 Graduate (Fall 2016)
- 56 faculty (tenured, tenure-track and non tenure track)
- 2 Regents’ Outstanding Teaching Awards
- 3 President’s Associates Teaching Awards
- 1 Friar Centennial Teaching Award
- 1 member of the Academy of Distinguished Teachers
- 1 Provost Teaching Fellow
- 26 CNS Teaching Excellence Awards
- 1CNS Outreach Award
Parenting / Family / Aging / Nutrition / Child Development / Cancer / Obesity / Birth Defects / Prenatal Environment / Fiber and Textile Manufacturing