Sep 24, 2020  
2018-19 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2018-19 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED]

School of Human Sciences

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Lynda Martin, director
Human Sciences Building, Room 101A
Phone: (936) 468-4502
Fax: (936) 468-2140
P.O. Box 13014, SFA Station
Nacogdoches, TX 75962

Lisa Mize, assistant director

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• American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
• Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
• Council for Interior Design Accreditation
• Texas State Board of Education Certification
• National Association of Schools of Art and Design


Lynda Martin, Mitzi Perritt

Associate Professors
Leisha Bridwell, Darla O’Dwyer, Lisa Mize, Chay Runnels, Sally Ann Swearingen

Assistant Professors
Gina Causin, Flora Farago, Rachel Jumper, Jennifer Newquist, Hyunsook Kang, Mary Olle, Nancy Shepherd

Todd Barrios, Lynsey Cortines, Jamie Cupit, Sarah Drake-Gallagher, Donna Fickes, Justin Pelham


Consistent with the mission, core values and vision at SFA, the school emphasizes enhanced student achievement; a strong commitment to total lifelong learning and development; and interactive/innovative instruction, research and service. Major goals are to provide an effective learning environment for diverse academic majors in the School of Human Sciences and to foster an environment that supports, encourages and rewards intellectual development and productive professionals.


The School of Human Sciences prepares students to be highly qualified professionals in global markets who positively influence individuals, families and businesses in diverse communities.

Definition of Majors

Human Development and Family Studies

Focuses on change, development and interaction of the child and family leading to employment opportunities such as child life specialists, early childhood interventionists, child care licensing agents, child care teachers and administrators, adoption specialists, and protective services workers.

Family and Consumer Sciences
Prepares students for careers in the broad area of human sciences. In addition, with teacher certification, employment opportunities exist in family and consumer science education programs within high schools. Three teaching certificates are available: family and consumer sciences composite; FCS with hospitality, nutrition and food science; and FCS with human development and family studies.

Note: Refer to the Educator Certification portion of this bulletin in the James I. Perkins College of Education section for specific professional teacher education coursework requirements.

Food, Nutrition and Dietetics and Food and Nutrition
The food, nutrition and dietetics degree plan has three tracks: dietetics courses, pre-professional courses and food and nutrition courses. Upon successful completion of the dietetics courses (registered dietitian focus) and the preprofessional courses (registered dietitian focus); students will be eligible to apply for a nationally accredited, 1,200-hour dietetic internship program in order to sit for the national registration exams for dietitians. The food and nutrition courses option is for students who enjoy the study of nutrition but do not desire to become registered dietitians.

Hospitality Administration

Prepares students for careers in travel and tourism, theme parks, marinas, hotels, resorts, conference centers, inns, clubs, and all areas of food service. Opportunities exist in operations as well as support areas of this vast industry.

Interior Design
Prepares students for careers in residential interior design and commercial contract design. This includes rendering, furniture design, kitchen and bath design, CAD/REVIT operations, and facility planning.

Prepares students in the field of merchandising. Core topics include textiles, trends, retail math, visual merchandising, buying, merchandising procedures, entrepreneurship and promotion.



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