The Departments of Human Environmental Sciences are solving the complex issues that individuals, families and communities face in our society. As we transition these departments to new schools and colleges across campus, your support will help us hit the ground running as we continue the work of providing interdisciplinary education, outreach and groundbreaking research.
We utilize the arts and the sciences to understand, create, and enhance built environments for people. Our work can be placed between the world of physical realities and the imaginary. Ratings in DesignIntelligence include having one of the top ten interior design programs in the nation, two faculty being honored as "most admired educators", and our "most admired graduate interior design program” is cited for its distance education program and the number of alumni who are in well-placed academic positions.
Human Development & Family Science is the science of being human. We learn and develop throughout the lifespan, and we do so through interactions with family members, teachers, schools, peers, social media, and romantic partners. The recognition of this lifetime of growth embedded in social interactions is what defines HDFS as a field, and what drives our faculty and students to better understand human development and family functioning.
The mission of the Department of Nutrition and Exercise Physiology at the University of Missouri is to improve the health of Missourians and the larger population through research, teaching and outreach related to nutrition and physical activity. We strive to be a diverse set of leaders, innovators and educators who promote improved human health through our focus on nutrition and physical activity.
The Department of Personal Financial Planning offers undergraduate, graduate, and certificate programs that are registered with the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards, Inc. These programs meet the education requirement needed to sit for the national CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER™ exam. The award-winning faculty provide an ideal environment for student success. Students have excellent opportunities to engage in professional development, intern at leading financial planning firms, and conduct research that addresses critical financial needs and informs theory and policy development.
The Department of Textile & Apparel Management is a global leader focusing on the apparel and textile supply chain. TAM’s award-winning faculty is internationally recognized. Ranked as one of the top programs of its kind, TAM prepares students for a wide variety of career options such as merchandising, buying, sourcing, product development, technical design, e-retailing or retail operations. The curriculum focuses on leadership, the global supply chain, sustainability, creativity/innovation and technology. Through course work, field study experiences, internships, leadership conferences and student organizations, TAM students develop the skills they need to be a top recruit for industry positions.