BS in Human Environmental Sciences

Degree Program Description

The BS in Human Environmental Sciences deals with improving the quality of life for people wherever they live and work.  Every department within the College of Human Environmental Sciences focuses on some aspect of this.  This may be through improving the quality of the "built environment" or through improving health and wellness, or expanding financial literacy, as well as other areas of interest. Students interested must complete the emphasis area in Family and Consumer Sciences.  Please see the Emphasis in Family and Consumer Sciences for program information.

Major Program Requirements

Program requirements are outlined on the Emphasis in Family and Consumer Sciences. These include the General Education requirements, the University graduation requirements, the College of Human Environmental Sciences requirements for Intro to HES, Public Speaking, Statistics and three areas of concentration.   A student must complete 120 credit hours to earn the degree.

Semester Plan

Please see the Emphasis in Family and Consumer Sciences page for a semester plan.

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Degree Audit

The degree audit is an automated report reflecting a student’s academic progress toward the completion of a degree.  Degree Audits are not available for all programs; however, please consult with the appropriate college or school for audit information.

MU students can request a degree audit by logging in to myDegreePlanner.  Students may also access myDegreePlanner via myZou, in the Student Center, by clicking on the Request Degree Audit link. The audit automatically pulls in the student’s MU course work, transfer courses and courses in progress.  This is available to current students, admitted students, and those who last attended less than three terms ago.

Past MU students can request a degree audit by contacting the Academic Advising Unit of the division in which they were last enrolled at MU. For contact information, go to

Prospective students, can access a preliminary MU degree audit via Information on the college credits already earned will have to be manually entered before it can be evaluated against current degree requirements.

For additional details on degree audits, go to

Major and Career Exploration

The University of Missouri has many resources to assist you in exploring majors and career possibilities.  For guidance, visit the Majors and Careers website or view specific resources below.

  • If you would like to learn more about your career interests, abilities, values and talents, visit the MU Career Center in the lower level of the Student Success Center.  No appointment is necessary to explore career options with one of our staff members.

For additional major and career exploration resources, visit Major & Career Exploration in the catalog.

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