Connie D. McKinney Department of Human Sciences, Hospitality, and Design
The Connie D. McKinney Department of Human Sciences, Hospitality, and Design offers two Bachelor of Science degrees: Culinary, Nutrition, and Hospitality Management (concentrations in culinary arts, therapeutic nutrition, food service management, and hospitality management); and Human Environmental Sciences (concentrations in child development, interior design, and merchandising). The department also offers a subject field major in family and consumer science leading to the Bachelor of Science in Education degree and qualification for recommendation for the Alabama Class B Secondary Professional Certificate at the 6-12 level. The department provides minor programs in human environmental sciences, culinary arts, foods and nutrition, food management, hospitality management, parent education, retailing and clothing, space planning and design, and therapeutic nutrition science, which may be applied for minor field requirements in programs offered in other departments of the University.
The programs of the department are designed to serve students who desire to prepare for advanced study in graduate school leading to teaching, research, and professional positions; or for positions for which preparation in human environmental sciences are appropriate.
The interior design concentration is accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA) and the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA). In addition, the interior design concentration in conjunction with the department of Art holds accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
All students majoring in Human Environmental Sciences and Culinary, Nutrition, and Hospitality Management in both the certification and non-certification programs are required to complete an internship and to take a comprehensive exit exam.
- Culinary Arts Minor
- Design Build Technology Minor
- Food Management Minor
- Foods and Nutrition Minor
- Hospitality Management Minor
- Human Environmental Sciences Minor
- Kitchen and Bath Design Minor
- Nutrition Minor
- Parent Education Minor
- Retailing and Clothing Minor
- Space Planning and Design Minor
- Therapeutic Nutrition Science Minor