Human Ecology is an interdisciplinary field focusing on people their problem solving, clothing, family, home and community. Human Ecologists promote the well-being of individuals, families and communities through education, prevention, and empowerment.
Students in the B.Sc. Human Ecology program at the University of Alberta choose one major (Community Studies, Family and Consumer Studies, or Textiles and Clothing) before entering third year, but may be chosen as early as the beginning of the first year. Or, students can enter the B.Sc. in Human Ecology / B.Ed.(Secondary) Combined Degree. Refer to University of Alberta calendar for the listing of courses under the Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry, and Home Economics. Depending on the major requirements, students may complete the following courses at the Augustana Faculty of the University of Alberta:
- 6 cr of AUBIO 110, 130, CHE 110, 112, PHY 104, 110
- 3 cr of AUSTA 151
- 6 cr of AUECO 101 and 102
- 6 cr of AUENG 103 and 104
- 6 cr of Social Science/Humanities
- 3 cr of electives
Students interested in the Family and Consumer Studies major in Human Ecology should replace 6 credits of Social Sciences/Humanities with 6 credits of AUPSY 101 and 102. Students interested in the Community Studies major in Human Ecology should replace 6 credits of Social Sciences/Humanities with 3 credits of AUSOC 101 or 103, and 3 credits of options.