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SFA School of Human Sciences
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An academic program in Human Sciences has been offered at SFA since the university opened in 1923. The school has academic majors in Child/Family Development, Food, Nutrition & Dietetics, Interior Design, Interior Merchandising, Fashion Merchandising, Hospitality Administration,and Family and Consumer Sciences.
Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees are offered; the B. S. program is among the largest in the state. Academic programs in Human Sciences prepare professionals who seek innovative solutions to the challenges of a contemporary society and of a changing world. The fundamental focus of the discipline is on humankind and the human condition throughout the life cycle.
Licensing and Credentialing
The School of Human Sciences has a number of professional programs that require testing for licensure.
For the past 5 years:
- The Dietetic Internship Program has had 39 students take the RD exam with 30 passing (77% pass rate). The pass rate within one year was 77%.
- Thirty-one DPD students have applied to dietetic internships with 21 being accepted (68%). The national rate is 52%.
- The DPD program has had 33 students take the RD exam with 23 passing (70%) the first time. The passrate within one year was 85%.
- The Family and Consumer Sciences educator preparation program has had 33 sit for their certification with 30 passing (90%).
- Twelve students have sat for the Interior Design Program's NCIDQ exam with 12 passing (100%).
- Human Sciences aggregate data: Total attempts 148; Successful attempts 116; 78.0% total pass rate.
Retention and Graduation Rates
- The School of Human Sciences has a 67.7% retention rate over the last 3 years. This is compared to a 71.0% retention rate for SFA.
- The School of Human Sciences six year graduation rate for first time, full time undergraduates is 49.5%. This is compared to SFA's rate of 40.9 %.
- The Interior Design program has a 68.0% retention rate over the last 5 years. This is compared to a 71.0% retention rate for SFA.
- The Interior Design program's six year graduation rate for first time, full time undergraduates is 55.0%. This is compared to SFA's rate of 42.4%.
- Enrollment in the School of Human Sciences is up 8% during the last 6 years (690, fall of 2009 to 772, fall 2014).
- The Child Development Program was a top-enrolled SFA major fall 2012 as well as a top bachelor degree at SFA.
Interior Design Student Achievement Data
2014: 100% of the students that graduated in May 2014 were employed by October, 2014.
2013: 98% of the students that graduated in May 2013 were employed by January, 2014
2012: 100% of the students that graduated in May 2012 were employed by January, 2013.
Acceptance into Graduate Programs:
2014: 100% of students from the May 2014 graduating class who applied to graduate school were accepted.
2013: 100% of students from the May 2013 graduating class who applied to graduate school were accepted.
2012: 100% of students from the May 2012 graduating class who applied to graduate school were accepted.
The Interior Design program has a 63.3% retention rate over the last 5 years (2008-2012). This is compared to a 64.1% retention rate for SFA.
Graduation Rates for Interior Design: