About CHS

In the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University, our students, alumni, faculty, and staff are practicing the science and technology of living and learning. For instance, we’re preparing:

  • Future teachers to engage young minds in scientific exploration
  • Fashion designers to use sustainable fabrics
  • Personal trainers to conquer the obesity epidemic
  • Food scientists to discover a breakthrough in nutrient deficiency
  • Investment advisers to guide families toward financial security
  • College professors to teach with diplomacy

Our majors and program options focus on helping others improve their quality of life. In one way or another, a human scientist has played a part in what you’re wearing or eating, where you’re living, how you’re learning, or how you’re moving.