An important mission of the Department of Human Ecology as a component of the College of Agriculture and Related Sciences is to fulfill the land-grant functions of teaching, research and extension.
The Department of Human Ecology in partnership with DSU Cooperative Extension Programs, conducts outreach activities aimed at disseminating research findings and beneficial information to Delaware residents. Paramount among these activities is the Youth Cooking and Nutrition Counseling workshop for high school students. The cooking workshop provides students an opportunity to gather knowledge about food safety, kitchen safety, and to learn how to prepare nutritious and delicious meals.
The department helps students develop professionally as well as socially through participation in student organizations. The organizations listed below enable you to get to know your fellow students better and other professionals in your field. The Fashion Merchandising club organizes several field trips to fashion centers in the United States and Fashion shows at DSU campus.
- Fashion Merchandising Club
- Student Chapter of America
- Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
- Student Dietetic Association Nutrition Club