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 Highlights

Pineapple Cafe is open for spring semester!

Need lunch plans? Join us this semester for international cuisines prepared by our very own students! For only $10, you can get a gourmet three course meal served right on campus in HOEC 108/109. Make sure to reserve your spot by emailing pcafe@uark.edu with the date and number of guests. Lunch is served at noon.

Cuisine Schedule:

  • February 25 - Ireland
  • February 27 - Tuscany
  • March 4 - Arabia
  • March 6 - Sardinia, Italy
  • March 11 - India
  • March 13 - Portugal
  • March 25 - Provence
  • April 8 - Iran
  • April 10 - *featured state* Virginia



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