MAJOR: HUMAN ECOLOGY
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The major in Human Ecology (HE) leads to a Bachelor of Arts (BA) 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 BA and BSA allows students to sample a variety of fields or to design unique combinations of courses.

Declare This Major

The entry-level requirements for current students include the following courses with a "C-" or better:

  • M 408C, M408K or 408N
  • NTR 306 or 312
  • HDF 304 (Family Relationships) or HDF 313/113L (Child Development with lab)
  • TXA 205/105L (Textiles and Textile Lab)

No formal application is necessary to join the HE major.

Current students who have not yet completed the entry-level requirements to join the HE major need to visit the Center for First-year Advising in WCH 1.106 to schedule advising appointments and to declare an entry-level major in Human Development and Family Sciences.

Current students who have already completed all entry-level requirements needed to declare Human Ecology as a major, are invited to contact the School of Human Ecology Advising Center in GEA 37 to complete the process.

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.