College of Human Environmental Sciences

The mission of the College of Human Environmental Sciences is to provide strong undergraduate and graduate programs in the field of human environmental sciences. Further, the College strives to contribute to the generation of new knowledge in the field and to the application of this knowledge to improving the quality of life of individuals, families and communities.

General Degree Requirements

The following is a brief summary of requirements; students should confer with their department heads for additional information. A program plan for completing course requirements for the master's degree must be approved by the student's major advisor and committee and filed in the office of the dean of the College of Human Environmental Sciences no later than the beginning of the second semester of graduate study. Program plans are based on undergraduate preparation, previous experiences and expressed objectives for graduate study. Students pursuing the master of science in human environmental sciences can specialize in one of the following areas: clothing, textile, and interior design; consumer sciences; human nutrition; human development and family studies; and general studies in human environmental sciences. Students may complete degree requirements following Plan I (thesis) or Plan II (nonthesis).

Plan I (thesis)

All Plan I students must earn a minimum of 24 semester hours of credit, including HES 509 Research Methods, one course in statistics, and 18 hours in courses in the area of specialization and in areas supporting the specialization. In addition, all Plan I students must complete at least six semester hours of thesis research and write a thesis. The format of the thesis may vary, depending on the advice and consent of the thesis committee. A final oral examination is required upon completion of the thesis, and a manuscript of publishable quality based on the thesis research is expected of each Plan I degree candidate.

Plan II (nonthesis)

Students pursuing the master of science in human environmental sciences degree under Plan II complete 30 hours of coursework, including HES 509, and a final evaluation as determined by departmental guidelines.
 
Information on all other degree requirements is in the the Degree Requirements section of this catalog. 

Repeating Courses in Selected Programs

Students majoring in Human Nutrition, Consumer Sciences, or Human Development and Family Studies are permitted to repeat a course in which a grade of C was earned. The option to repeat a course is not available to HES students in any program other than these three. Both grades earned will be recorded on the transcript and will be included in the computation of the grade point average. Only one attempt will count in the Plan of Study, and the second attempt will not reduce the minimum number of hours required for the degree.
 
The Graduate Council approved the above policy as a waiver to the usual policy on not being able to repeat a course in which a C was earned. The policy's effective date was September 25, 2007.

Admission Requirements

The master of science degree offered through the College of Human Environmental Sciences reflects a diverse range of missions and objectives. Enrollment in all specializations is limited and competitive. Admissions are supervised by committees of the graduate faculty in each of the specializations. General application and admission requirements are outlined in the Admission Criteria and Application sections of this catalog. Students with deficiencies in undergraduate preparation may be required to complete designated undergraduate requirements before admission to the program.

See the Admission Criteria section of this catalog for more information.

HES
508
Hours
3
Intro Research Interact Technl

This course is an introductory course designed to familiarize students with methods of research appropriate for conducting research either using web-based technology or addressing issues around technology. Qualitative and quantitative approaches will be discussed.

HES
509
Hours
3
Research Methods

Introduction to theories and methods of research appropriate for human sciences; examination and evaluation of current research. Selection and planning of a research project are required.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Sports Business Management Graduate Program or prior approval from program director.
HES
512
Hours
3
Intro Evn Hlth & Sfty Mgt

An overview of environmental health and safety (EH&S) management with an emphasis on preventing workplace injuries and illnesses. Relevant science and engineering, employment and career opportunities, governmental regulations and insurance matters affecting EH&S are explored.

HES
513
Hours
3
OCC HLTH SAFTY LAW

This course will provide students with a fundamental understanding of issues that can impact upon private sector employers under Federal Occupational Safety and Health Act. Also with introduction to peripheral "toxic tort" law concepts.

HES
514
Hours
3
Environmental Safety and Health Regulations and Regulatory Compliance

This course addresses regulatory compliance as an important objective of all EH & S managers and the companies they represent. Focus is directed to workplace regulations of the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration(OSHA). The purpose, history, structure, jurisdiction, and operations of the agency are presented. Major health and safety standards promulgated by OSHA are considered in some detail. Students learn how their organization can prepare for and respond to OSHA inspections effectively.

HES
516
Hours
3
Practical Statistics for Safety Professionals

This course provides students with an introduction to basic research methods and statistical analysis for safety managers. Students will be introduced to foundational concepts of problem statement development, variables, hypothesis testing, and research design. Additionally, relevant descriptive and inferential statistic used in the field of Occupational Health and Safety will be covered with an emphasis on the interpretation of results. Students will learn a variety of descriptive and inferential statistical techniques. The inferential techniques include an emphasis on statistical inference that is commonly used in safety management (e.g., t tests and correlation). The course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the basic research methods and statistical concepts required by safety managers to identify and mitigate risks using quantitative measures.

HES
518
Hours
3
Environmental Law

This course will provide students with a framework understanding of Key Federal environmental statutes and regulatory requirements that are likely to impact upon the day-to-day operation of a business or industrial facility that a company Safety and Health Manager should be familiar with, including the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA), Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act (EPCRA), Underground Storage Tank (UST) program, Clean Air Act (CAA), Clean Water Act (CWA), Oil Pollution Act (OPA), Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA).

HES
525
Hours
3
Workforce Development

This course is included in the Masters in Human Environment Science curriculum in order to give participants an additional mechanism for studying quality, health and safety, or conflict management and leadership methods, and thinking about how they can be applied through the process of teaching these methods to a workforce.

Prerequisite(s): HES 506, HES 507, & HES 508
HES
530
Hours
3
Managing in a High Performance Organization

This course will provide an interactive exploration of management skills that enable an individual to effectively communicate, build and lead teams, delegate, make presentations and manage priorities to achieve success.

HES
551
Hours
3
Seminar: Sport Facilities and Event Management

This course is designed for sport professionals desiring to increase their knowledge and understanding of Sport Facilities and Event Management.

Prerequisite(s): Graduate student in Human Environmental Sciences
HES
552
Hours
3
Trends And Issues in Sports Business Management

In-depth analysis for sport professionals to study and review management and leadership strategies in various sport organizations.

Prerequisite(s): Graduate student in Human Environmental Sciences
HES
554
Hours
3
Management and Administration in Sports Business Management

This course is designed for sport professionals desiring to increase their knowledge and understanding of management and administration issues in the sport industry.

Prerequisite(s): Graduate student in Human Environmental Sciences
HES
559
Hours
3
International Strategies in Sports Business Management

This course is designed for sport professionals desiring to increase their knowledge and understanding of management and administration issues in the sport industry.

Prerequisite(s): Graduate student in Human Environmental Sciences
HES
560
Hours
3
Sports Business Management

This course is designed for student/prospective sport industry professional desiring to increase their knowledge and understanding of current issues in sports business management and the sport industry.

Prerequisite(s): Admission to the Sports Business Management Program or prior approval from the program director.
HES
561
Hours
3
Marketing, Sales, and Public Relation in Sports Business Management

This course is designed for sport professionals desiring to increase their knowledge & understanding of marketing, sales and public relations issues in the sport industry.

Prerequisite(s): Graduate student in Human Environmental Sciences
HES
563
Hours
3
Finance and Accounting in Sports Buisiness Management

This graduate course is designed for sport professionals desiring to increase their knowledge and understanding of financial and accounting issues in the sport industry.

Prerequisite(s): Graduate student in Human Environmental Sciences
HES
565
Hours
3
Legal and Ethical Issues in Sports Business Management

This course is designed for student/prospective sport industry professional desiring to increase their knowledge and understanding of current legal and ethical issues in sports business management and the sport industry. This class (HES 565) uses Blended (Hybrid) Delivery Methods of readings, classroom presentations and online and residential exams to present critical topics.

Prerequisite(s): Graduate student in Human Environmental Sciences
HES
570
Hours
3
Fellowship in Sports Business Management

Under the supervision of an approved and qualified sports business management professional, the graduate student will experience activities related to job specific tasks in sports business management. This full-time work experience/fellowship in the sport industry must take place in a professional organization, in which the student has been selected and offered a fellowship.

Prerequisite(s): Graduate student in Human Environmental Sciences
HES
590
Hours
3-6
Sp Prob Human Envir Std

This course is for students who desire to investigate a topic in Conflict Mediation, Management, and Negotiation (CMMN) or to complete the Capstone project.

HES
591
Hours
3
Special Problems in Human Sciences

This course is open to qualified graduate students who will study special problems in human sciences.

HES
592
Hours
3
Special Problems in Sports Business Management

Under the supervision of an approved and qualified sport management professional, the graduate student will experience activities related to job specific tasks in sport management. This full-time work experience/fellowship in the sport industry must take place in a professional organization, in which the student has been selected and offered a fellowship.

Prerequisite(s): Graduate student in Human Environmental Sciences
HES
598
Hours
1-6
Non-Thesis Research

Development of a professional paper on a topic selected by the student and approved by the graduate committee.

Prerequisite(s) with concurrency: CSM 562 and HES 509 and CSM 564 and CSM 572
HES
650
Hours
3
Special Topics In Hes

Critical analysis of current issues in selected areas of human environmental sciences. May be taken up to a total of four times.

Faculty

Dean
  • Milla Boschung
Professors
  • Milla Boschung
  • Stuart Usdan
Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, Research and Assessment
  • Stuart Usdan