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In the Department of Human Development and Environmental Studies, students can earn a B.S. degree in Child Development and Family Relations, B.S.Ed. in Family and Consumer Sciences Education, B.S. in Fashion Merchandising, or B.S. in Interior Design.

Child Development and Family Relations
The Child and Family Studies program prepares students for professional positions working with children, youth, and families in educational programs and community services on the local, state, and national levels.
Family and Consumer Sciences Education
The mission of the IUP undergraduate program in Family and Consumer Sciences Education is to prepare educators who are empowered to enable youth and adults to manage with reason and creativity the challenges across the lifespan of living and working in a global society.
Fashion Merchandising
The Fashion Merchandising program prepares individuals for careers associated with design, production, quality control, distribution, merchandising, and promotion of apparel and related products as determined by changing global, societal, and environmental needs.
Interior Design
The Interior Design program encompasses science, art, technology, and business. Space planning, drafting (including CAD), color, lighting, historic and modern design development, residential design (including kitchen, bath, and media room), contract design, professional practice, and textiles form the core of the curriculum.
  • Human Development and Environmental Studies Department
  • Ackerman Hall, Room 207
    911 South Drive
    Indiana, PA 15705
  • Phone: 724-357-2336
  • Fax: 724-357-5941
  • Office Hours
  • Monday through Friday
  • 8:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
  • 1:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.