MAJOR: HUMAN ECOLOGY
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The major in human ecology (HE) leads to a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) or Bachelor of Science and Arts degree. These are broad-based degrees with greater opportunity to explore universal topics in all three human ecology disciplines -- Human Development and Family Sciences, Nutritional Sciences and Textiles and Apparel. The flexibility of the B.A. and B.S.A. allows students to sample a variety of fields or to design unique combinations of courses.

Declare This Major

Step 1: Internal transfer students must apply to the College of Natural Sciences prior to completing 60 hours or four long semesters at UT. Applications are due to the College of Natural Sciences in the spring. Learn more about the college's internal transfer requirements.

Step 2: Once accepted into the College of Natural Sciences, all students will start as entry-level human ecology majors until they successfully complete the entry-level requirements.

Prospective University of Texas at Austin students should visit to learn about the application process and how to declare a major.

Required Courses

For information on required courses, students can view the human ecology degree plan.

Specializations

Departmental Honors are available for HE majors via the Departmental Honors program in the departments of human development and family sciences, nutritional sciences and textiles and apparel.

Skills

Depending on the combination of courses taken, students will acquire some or all of the skills in each area of human ecology: human development and family sciences, nutritional sciences and textiles and apparel.