- Students can apply for multiple majors and certificates, but must fill out a separate application for each program
- Applications are accepted twice a year and are open during the first four weeks of each fall and spring semester
- Students can apply to a human ecology department a maximum of two times
- To be eligible to apply, students must be in good academic standing with their current school or college
- Students may formally appeal a denied admission decision
- No late applications are accepted
- Students are notified of admission decision approximately one month after the application deadline
Faculty Admissions committees will review all applicants and will give preference to students who have some or all of the following:
- Experience (paid or volunteer) in work related to the major
- Other life experiences that show a commitment to the major
- Life experiences and personal characteristics that will enrich our learning community
- Career goals that are a good fit with the major
- Competitive GPA
- Successful completion of some coursework in the major
- High quality application materials, including evidence of strong writing skills
Class standing (sophomore, junior, or senior) will also be considered in admissions decisions as it is necessary to have a balance of students across the different classes in the program.
Admission depends both on the quality of the application materials and on the availability of space in the program.
The School of Human Ecology application includes an essay addressing the following prompt, “In no more than 500 words, please tell us what you hope to gain by pursuing this major, and what you would bring to the School of Human Ecology. Please note career goals/plans, relevant job or volunteer experience, and/or life experiences related to this major.”
The admissions committee evaluates the quality of the student’s writing in the application essay as part of the admissions process. Applicants are encouraged to work with The Writing Center.
The application is available starting the first day of the fall and the spring semesters and will close the 5th Friday of the respective semester at 4pm (Central Time).
Admission to the Design Strategy Certificate has been suspended for the Spring 2024 semester and will likely be discontinued moving forward. Graduating seniors who are enrolled in all requirements for the Design Strategy Certificate may be eligible to declare. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for consideration.
Become a School of Human Ecology Student Workshops
During these workshops, you will gain a deeper understanding of the majors and certificates offered in the School of Human Ecology. We will review the degree requirements and provide an opportunity for you to engage with current students. Additionally, you can learn more about our declaration and application process. The workshop will be held in room 1199 of Nancy Nicholas Hall.
- Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024, from 12-1 pm
- Wednesday, Mar. 20, 2024, from 12-1 pm
- Monday, Apr. 22, 2024, from 12-1 pm
Please RSVP for the event by filling out the following form.