College of Human Ecology
Judy Siguaw, Dean, RW 238 Rivers Building
The College of Human Ecology seeks to improve the quality of life for individuals and families through education, research, and service. The knowledge base of the field includes criminal justice, early childhood education, human nutrition and food, individual and family development through the life span, interior design, the management of food service and lodging operations, textiles, and social work. The faculty members of the college are committed to educating students for professional practice; to conducting research on the conditions which influence the quality of life for individuals and families; and to extending this knowledge to the state of North Carolina and beyond.
Undergraduate study is offered in birth through kindergarten teacher education, child life, criminal justice, family and community services, family and consumer sciences education, hospitality management, interior design, merchandising, nutrition science, and social work.
Students completing the major and minor requirements within the college may use core courses to satisfy only one requirement. A specific course may not be used to count toward the major and minor.
Bachelor’s and Accelerated MBA ProgramStudents in the hospitality management programs who also wish to complete an MBA with a hospitality management option may elect to follow an accelerated program of study. This program allows students to complete the requirements for the BS degree in four years and, if qualified, the MBA in two semesters plus summer study. Interested students should consult with their advisor early in the undergraduate program regarding required courses, sequencing, and grade requirements. (See Section 6, Early Entry Into ECU Graduate Programs.)