The College of Human Sciences (CHS) encompasses fields of study that address the well-being of individuals, families, and communities. We focus on improving lives - from healthy diet and exercise, satisfying personal relationships, and sustainable consumer products. Our programs prepare students to succeed in the global environment of the 21st century. Degree plans fall into one of three departments:

  • Family and Child Sciences
  • Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences
  • Retail, Merchandising and Product Development

The College has long been known to provide a nurturing environment for students. We like to say that "we don't enroll students, we enroll families." This accurately emphasizes the connection we feel with students and their families - as both a current student and alumni.

With almost 3000 undergraduate majors and 200 graduate students, CHS is the fourth largest college at FSU. Our faculty is frequently recognized for their research and findings in their specific fields - it has included such studies in relationships and families impacting public policy, diet and exercise on chronic disease and aging, consumers in the marketplace, and development of fashionable and functional apparel.

Read about the FSU Family Institute and the Center for Couple and Family Therapy in the department of Family and Child Sciences. Learn more about the innovative and collaborative research being conducted by student and faculty teams, including The Center for Advancing Exercise and Nutrition Research on Aging, in the department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences. Discover our Retail Center and the consumer, textile and apparel design research explored in the department of Retail, Merchandising and Product Development.

Michael D. Delp
College of Human Sciences
Dean and Betty M. Watts Professor