Undergraduate Degree Programs

Human Ecology

Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology

Build a career in human ecology with this four-year degree program. As you progress through your program, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Help individuals, families and communities reach their full potential.
  • Understand the social, political, economic and cultural context of family and community life.
  • Examine the creative, technical, historical, cultural, and applied aspects of clothing and textiles and interiors.
  • Focus on issues of fashion sustainability related to the production and consumption of textiles and clothing.
  • Participate in a 200-hour Practicum Placement, turning your classroom learning into real world experience.
  • Become a Professional Human Ecologist (P.HEc.) once you graduate.

Careers in Human Ecology

| Family Support Worker | Child and Youth Program Coordinator | Policy Analyst | Seniors Support Worker | Community Developer | Fashion Marketer or Buyer | Retail Manager | Interior Decorator | Historic Sites or Theatre Costume Designer | Textile Quality Control Manager | Clothing Construction Instructor or Designer | 



BSc in Human Ecology Majors

Family Science
You will develop understanding and skills in areas of parent-child relationships and family relations, and other areas of family ecology.
As a Family Science student, you will:
  • Learn about family strengths and issues.
  • Develop understanding and skills in areas like family relations, community development, sexuality and aging.
  • Gain professional experience by completing a 200-hour practicum.
  • Become a Professional Human Ecologist (P.HEc) after graduation.
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Clothing, Textiles & Material Culture
Enhance your nutrition and food science career by completing the pre-requisites for any of our more specialized degrees, or earn the four-year degree.
  • Qualify for a career in public or private enterprises;
  • Earn a diverse education in both nutrition and food science;
  • Gain a working knowledge of the fundamentals of nutritional science, food manufacturing, preservation, storage and distribution;
  • Learn how biology, behaviour, physiology and other applied sciences play a role in nutrition and food science.
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