Department of Human Sciences

Department of Human Sciences Welcome 

We are so glad that you are interested in our Department of Human Sciences. We offer a B.S. Degree in four program areas: Family and Consumer Studies, Interior Design, Nutrition and Food Sciences, and Textiles, Merchandising, and Design. We also provide minors in Human Sciences, Nutrition and Food Sciences, and Textiles, Merchandising, and Design.  

Our program areas are diverse, yet all focus on individuals, families, and communities through a hands-on learning experience. In the Department of Human Sciences, we are dedicated to quality teaching, application-based instruction that provides professional experience, and creating a sense of community among our students. Our faculty are easily accessible and are here to help mentor students along their career path. We hope that you will join our Human Sciences family at MTSU! 

MTSU Human Sciences Department Mission 

The mission of the Human Sciences Department is to provide educational programs that are integrative and focus on reciprocal relations among individuals, families, and their near environments toward improvement of the quality of life across the lifespan. The programs are designed to prepare graduates for careers in a dynamic and diverse world community. Furthermore, the mission of the department is to provide public service and to utilize or conduct research and/or creative endeavors related to the programs. The departmental mission supports the missions of the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences and the University of assisting students to become educated individuals who are reflective decision-makers.  

MTSU Human Sciences Department Goals 

  1. Prepare a diverse student body for careers in their field of study within Human Sciences 
  2. Utilize partnerships to support student engagement in the academic and service communities 
  3. Support faculty development and research/creative endeavors 

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Mailing Address

Department of Human Sciences
Middle Tennessee State University
Box 86
1301 East Main Street
Murfreesboro, TN 37132

Main Office

Ellington Human Sciences 100
Department Chair: Dr. Gina Pisut
Telephone: (615) 898-2884
Fax: (615) 898-5130
Office Hours: 8:00-4:30

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