Human Environmental Sciences Department

The Department of Human Environmental Sciences uses an interdisciplinary approach to study the relationship among individuals, families and communities and the environments in which they function. As an applied science program, the department focuses on assisting people to improve their quality of life, thereby improving the conditions of society.

Contact Information
Martha Burpitt
Department Head, Human Environmental Sciences
230 Martin Hall
Phone: (919) 760-8550
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Featured Stories

Strong Story | Avonee Simmons

Avonee Simmons, '17, completed undergraduate research on sustainable practices in the fashion industry. Read more »


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Internship experience gave Carla Lunday a head start on her career. Read more »


Ellen Brewer House

The Ellen Brewer House is a five star, on-campus childcare program serving children whose ages range from 6 weeks to 2 years. It has been cited statewide as an exemplary program and offers child development students the opportunity for hands-on learning.

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History of Success

Celebrating 100 Years

The Human Environmental Sciences department has a 100-year history at Meredith. The program began in 1914, and hundreds of alumnae have since gone on to successful lives of service to the field and their communities. Read more »

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