We call it science, and it is, but there's more than a little art involved.

Our majors focus on the basics of life—family, community, food, clothing and environment. Understanding the basics is the science.

Making them better for yourself and for others is the art. Studying the human environment is a great way to spend your college career. Improving the human environment is a great way to make a living.

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Undergraduate Programs

The School of Human Environmental Sciences offers seven undergraduate majors, all designed to equip students with the knowledge and skill sets to prepare them for the vast career opportunities available in the human science industries.

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Master's Program

The School of Human Environmental Sciences houses the Master of Science in Human Environmental Sciences. This program, available for completion on campus and at a distance, offers four concentrations for students to continue their education in the field of their interest.

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Find an Expert

Are you looking for someone? The School is staffed with nationally recognized and award winning faculty members dedicated to student success and furthering research in the human environmental science fields.

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HESC Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Updates



This award has been developed to recognize and celebrate HESC senior students who take the time and effort to be introspective and actively transform efforts in diversity, equity and inclusion. This award will provide designated DEI cords to be worn at graduation in May 2021.

 All graduating undergraduate seniors and graduate M.S. students (May or Summer 2021) in the School of Human Environmental Sciences at the U of A will be eligible. Awards will be presented based upon participation in activities to improve diversity, equity and inclusion during the time enrolled at the UofA.

Nomination packets are due by April 1, 2021.

Student DEI Award Nomination Packet

2020 Student Award Recipients

  • Megan Arroyos (AMPD)
  • Lois Brooke (HDFS)
  • Hannah Banker (HDFS)       
  • Dominque Horn (HDFS)
  • Marissa Lavin (HDFS)           
  • Rachel Burger (HDFS)
  • Kelsey Cubias (HDFS)
  • Maya Gilliam (HDFS)
  • Katie Lanier (HDFS)
  • Laura Reyes (HDFS)
  • Anastasia Stanowick (HDFS)
  • Kali Weber (HDFS)


Lavender Graduation is a celebration of LGBTQ+ and queer students at the University of Arkansas, open to graduating students at all levels--undergraduate, masters, and doctoral.

Lavender Graduation for students graduating in the Spring, Summer, or Fall of 2021 will be held on April 10th at 11:00am CST via Zoom.

**Disclaimer: Those who may not feel comfortable wearing LGBTQ+/queer pride regalia at University of Arkansas Commencement, should absolutely feel free to attend any and all other associated events.

Please email if you have questions or concerns regarding privacy. The information provided here will be kept confidential, and is used only to ensure there will be enough stoles and items for distribution prior to the graduation ceremony.** For more information, please contact Toby Klein at: tlklein@uark.edu

 RSVP for everyone--graduates and guests


HESC Highlights

Learn more about our Graduate Program.

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