The College of Human Ecology at East Carolina University

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The College of Human Ecology at East Carolina University (CHE) mission is to educate professionals who enhance the well being of people and communities. CHE was formed in July 2003, when it combined The School of Human Environmental Sciences and the former Carolyn Freeze Baynes School of Social Work and Criminal Justice Studies. The four Departments in The College of Human Ecology are The Department of Child Development and Family Relations, Department of Criminal Justice, Department of Interior Design and Merchandising, Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management, and School of Social Work.[1]

Department of Child Development and Family Relations[edit]

The Department of Child Development and Family Relations offers the only academic child life program in North Carolina[citation needed] and developed the first medical family therapy doctoral program in the nation.[citation needed] We maintain a family therapy clinic as part of the family therapy training program – the only such combination in North Carolina.[citation needed]

The Department of Child Development and Family Relations offers four Bachelors, two minors and two certificates.

  • Birth Through Kindergarten Teacher Education
  • Birth Through Kindergarten Teacher Education – On-line
  • Child Life – Optional Degree in Three
  • Family and Community Services – Optional Degree in Three
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Minors, Concentrations and License

  • Minor in Child Development and Family Relations
  • Academic Concentration in Child Studies (Education majors only)
  • Preschool Add-on License
  • BK Alternative Licensure

The Department of Child Development and Family Relations offers Masters of Science, Masters of Art in Education, Masters in Art in Teaching, and Doctor of Philosophy.

  • MAEd in Birth through Kindergarten Education
  • MS in Child Development and Family Relations
  • MS in Marriage and Family Therapy
  • PhD in Medical Family Therapy

With the College of Education, this Department offers two more graduate degrees.

  • MAEd in Family and Consumer Sciences
  • MAT in Family and Consumer Sciences

Department of Criminal Justice[edit]

The Department of Criminal Justice developed the first certificate program in forensic science in North Carolina[citation needed] and sponsors a summer comparative studies program based in Europe.

The Department of Criminal Justice offers one Bachelor, two minors, and two certificates.

  • Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice
  • Minor in Criminal Justice
  • Minor in Forensic Science
  • Graduate Certificate in Security Studies
  • Substance Abuse Counselor Certification

The Department of Criminal Justice offers a Master of Science in Criminal Justice and an On-line Master of Science in Criminal Justice.

Department of Interior Design and Merchandising[edit]

The Department of Interior Design and Merchandising offers a bachelor’s degree in merchandising with apparel or an interior concentration. Only four other universities in the country offer merchandising programs with concentrations in both areas.[citation needed]

The Department of Interior Design and Merchandising offers Bachelor of Science degrees in Interior Design and Merchandising.

Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management[edit]

The Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management has the largest hospitality management program in North Carolina, as well as the first internet-based master’s degree in nutrition in the state.

The Department of Nutrition & Hospitality Management offers two Bachelor of Sciences; One in Nutrition and Dietetics, the other in Hospitality Management

  • The Department of Nutrition and Hospitality Management offers two Graduate Degree.
  • MS in Nutrition and Dietetics
  • MBA with a concentration in Hospitality Management – with help from the College of Business.

School of Social Work[edit]

The School of Social Work has established a satellite network of master’s-level classes taught off campus in for eastern North Carolina cities. The bachelor’s and master’s programs offer field experiences.

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