Stephen F. Austin State University

School of Human Sciences

Welcome to the School of Human Sciences

Welcome to The School of Human Sciences! Whether you are a prospective or currently enrolled student, our department is committed to providing you with an unforgettable experience during your college endeavors! Our department is comprised of faculty and staff alike who take a genuine and direct interest in your success at SFA and on into your career. In doing so, we provide active, hands-on learning opportunities to engage students beyond the traditional classroom experience. From meal management to human development, our students get connected early on in their professional fields through service-learning, internships, and observations. As a major in Human Sciences, you will soon understand that our purpose is to provide enhanced service to a diverse consumer population!

Our Mission

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.

Degree Opportunities

Within our department, students are provided an array of educational experiences to pursue! To learn more about each of these areas, be sure to visit their program pages.

Our department also offers a fully online graduate program! To learn more about our Bachelor of Science in Human Sciences degree, visit our Online Graduate Program page.


The School of Human Sciences is accredited by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. AAFCS provides leadership and support to professionals who work to assist individuals, families, and communities in making informed decision s about their well-being, relationships, and resources to achieve optimal quality of life. This accreditation ensures that our programs are satisfying those industry expectations in order to appropriately prepare our students to become knowledgeable professionals in our fields.

Fast Facts about the School of Human Sciences


The School of Human Sciences continues to expand its programs, experiences, and services to attract and inform students of our professions. Below are data points related to how many students select our department as their academic home for the past three years:

Retention Rates

Our department is committed to the success of our students. We care about each of our students and helping them persist in their major and at SFA. Below are data points related to the full-time, first-time undergraduate one-year retention rates:

Graduation Rates

Beyond persistence, we want to see our students graduate and become successful professionals in their field. Below are data points related to the graduation rates for