• To enhance and promote high academic standards and performance.
  • To institutionalize professional development opportunities for students, faculty, and staff.
  • To strengthen and expand discovery and community outreach programs.
  • To increase enrollment, retention, and graduation rates.


To empower students through education, discovery, and community outreach to become professionals serving individuals, families, and communities to improve the quality of life in a diverse technological and global society.


  • Students will demonstrate foundation knowledge and skills in their program areas (concentrations).
  • Students will demonstrate problem solving, critical thinking, oral and written communications and leadership skills
  • Students will integrate theory, discovery and technology into practice.

The Department of Human Ecology prepares students for careers, graduate studies and leadership roles which will allow them to make contributions ‘that enhance the quality of life of individuals and families In diverse communities. Our focus is to empower individuals to cope with change, explore new technologies, and manage resources wisely. Providing exemplary education, outreach, and research, programs that are integrative and ecologically focused is our commitment. Faculty are actively Involved in professional organizations, ensuring that the curricula are progressive and applicable. State-of-the-art labs provide hands-on experiences for students in textiles, apparel construction, and nutrition and dietetics.

The Department of Human Ecology is accredited by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Aggregated Achievement Data for the Bachelor of Science in Human Ecology

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore’s Dietetic Internship and Didactic Program in Dietetics are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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Over the past eight years, the Dietetic Intern (DI) program has had a 92% first-time pass rate and a one-year pass rate of 94%.

Over the past five years, the DPD program has had an 80% first-time pass rate and a one-year pass rate of 80%.

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