Lori E. Ciccomascolo, Interim Dean
Anne M. Seitsinger, Interim Associate Dean
Nancy Kelley, Assistant Dean
The College of Human Science and Services is a people-oriented college designed to focus on the human and material resources needed to help individuals and groups solve human problems encountered in contemporary society. Our programs prepare students for a variety of professions in teacher education, health-related fields, and fields that have evolved from URI’s historic land-grant mission in home economics. These programs include both formal and informal experiences with people in a wide variety of public service settings that enable students to develop the competencies needed in the field of human services. The teacher education programs offered through the college are outlined in the following departmental descriptions. For more information, see “Teacher Education Programs” in Preprofessional Preparation.
Degrees offered include a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in communicative disorders; human development and family studies; kinesiology; secondary education; textile marketing; and textiles, fashion merchandising, and design; and Bachelor of Arts degrees in elementary or secondary education.
The college sponsors a number of organizations and activities that provide special opportunities for students, including two child development centers, a family therapy clinic, historic textile and costume collection, computer laboratory, physical therapy clinic, and a speech and hearing clinic.
Minors. Students can declare a minor, which will appear on their transcripts as a category separate from their major. See Minor Fields of Study.
The college participates in the following interdisciplinary minors: gerontology, hunger studies, leadership studies, and special populations (see Interdisciplinary Minors). Details on minors offered within the college can be found later in this section.