The Department of Human Sciences and Design offers six different academic majors with the common characteristics among all of our programs including a caring and knowledgeable faculty, outstanding academic and technological resources, and instruction on the latest trends from the industry. Additionally, our students have access to numerous professional opportunities through internships, field work, guest speakers, and HDS professional connections.
Here are a few great reasons to attend Baylor for a major in Apparel Merchandising, Apparel and Product Development, Child and Family Studies, General Family and Consumer Sciences, Interior Design, or Nutrition Sciences:
We are one of the few schools in the country to have a fabric printer that uses the technology of nano-inks, allowing our students to experience all stages of the design process. We also produce a fashion show each spring, which has grown so large. We offer students access to the Piper Center for Family Studies and Child Development, the Parker Design Center with a CAD lab, a food science lab, and an interior design product library and technology center.
Our curriculum and other learning experiences make our graduates fit for graduate school or the work force. Students have knowledge of the latest trends and research in their field of study as well as some great experiences for their resume.
We offer more than just an "open door policy." In our department it's an "open door culture." Small class sizes allow for individual attention, and faculty are always accessible. We are committed to providing you with a comprehensive and thorough education in a supportive environment. Additionally, our faculty are active scholars, conducting research and engaging in other scholarly activity to make sure that what goes on in the classroom is the most up-to-date knowledge in the profession.
As the department continues to grow in numbers and productivity, we encourage you to be a vital part of the process. Gifts to our excellence fund enable us to purchase needed equipment and technology, support student scholarships, and more. You may make a gift online through Baylor’s secure website
We need your help to expand our efforts and continue to prepare our students to be successful professionals, family members and community leaders of tomorrow.