Choosing a career in the field of human sciences puts you in the forefront of career opportunities in the 21st century. The School of Human Sciences (HS) includes disciplines that focus on the application of science to the provision of services for humankind.
HS has been successful with extramural funding for research, training, and service projects that are discipline-specific, multidisciplinary, and interdisciplinary in nature. Our students have the opportunity to engage in practica, field experiences, internships and related student learning opportunities with community-based agencies and organizations within their major.
Home to the program areas of Audiology & Speech-Language Sciences, Community Health, Gerontology, Human Services, Nutrition & Dietetics, Recreation Tourism & Hospitality, and Rehabilitation, HS offers both undergraduate and graduate programs with national and international reputations for innovation and excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.
The mission of the School of Human Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado is to prepare well-educated students in the areas of audiology & speech-language sciences, community health, gerontology, human services, nutrition & dietetics, recreation tourism & hospitality, and rehabilitation for successful leadership, professional practice, scholarship, and service in the global community; to contribute to the advancement of the professions through scholarship; and, to provide outreach through educational and clinical services that enhance student learning and enrich the community. We seek to fulfill this mission by providing distinctive undergraduate and focused graduate programs that engage students through active participation in learning and scholarship with the faculty and by promoting a culture that fosters collaboration across disciplines and excellence in teaching, scholarship, and service.
- University of Northern Colorado
College of Natural and Health Sciences
School of Human Sciences
Gunter Hall, Room 1300, Campus Box 89
501 20th Street
Greeley, CO 80639
- Janice Riegel
- Congratulations to SHS Faculty on receipt of 2015-16 NHS Faculty Excellence Awards. Read more
- UNC Audiologist to Present at World Health Organization Headquarters
University of Northern Colorado Professor Deanna Meinke has been invited to speak for a second time this year at World Health Organization Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Read more
- UNC Grad Student Recognized by Colorado Public Health Association
Meagan Cain, a student in the Colorado School of Public Health master's degree program at UNC, has been awarded the first-ever Student Award for Excellence in Public Health Practice from the Colorado Public Health Association. Read more
- US Department of Ed Awards $938,705 Grant for UNC Rehabilitation Counseling Program
University of Northern Colorado Associate Professor Jill Bezyak received a five-year, $938,705 grant from the US Department of Education to increase the number of qualified vocational rehabilitation counselors who serve individuals with disabilities. Read more
- Groups Strive to Ensure Breastfeeding Mothers Can Continue After Returning to Work
A few years ago, Associate Professor Alena Clark walked into a University of Northern Colorado restroom and saw a woman hunched over a sink, pumping her breast for milk. Read more
- Gerontology Professor Publishes Book on Factors Shaping Social Organization
In her new book, UNC Assistant Professor of Gerontology Joyce Weil presents a discussion about how race, ethnicity and age combine with gender, social class, sexual orientation and immigrant status, among a host of other factors, to shape social organization and people's lives in society. Read more