The General Degree in Human Ecology is an interdisciplinary program designed for students who have career goals that require basic preparation in each of the major subject areas of the Faculty: Family Social Sciences, Human Nutritional Sciences, and Textile Sciences. The program has a large elective course component allowing students to select courses to meet individual interests and career options. Students obtain an education with a strong orientation in the fields of preventive health, community wellness, international development, Aboriginal wellness, and advocacy. Students selecting this program should have a clear career goal in mind, which can be supported with volunteer and paid work experiences. Students must complete a minor as part of the degree.
B.H.Ecol. Bachelor of Human Ecology - 4 years
Family Social Sciences
Human Nutritional Sciences
Interesting courses and unique opportunities
All students have the opportunity to complete a practicum course with opportunities to work in a community agency under the supervision of a faculty member and an employee of the agency who is working in the student's area of interest. Students have the opportunity to develop skills in a community setting.
Opportunities can be made for national and global experiences.
Information about Professional Home Economist designation available at www.mahe.ca.
Admission requirements & prerequisites
Direct entry optionThis entry option is open to high school students or high school graduates who have not completed any university or college courses. Specific program requirements will vary; details of these requirements are available on each program’s application page.
Advanced entry option
24 credit hours in U1 (or an approved bachelors program)
This entry option is open to students who have completed a minimum of 24 credit hours of university level study. Specific program requirements will vary; details of these requirements are available on each program’s application page.
High school prerequisites
High school prerequisites: A math 40S required; if taking CHEM 1300, Chemistry 40S and Pre-Calculus Math 40S or Applied Math 40S required.
Many programs will require or recommend specific high school courses over and above their admission requirements. These high school prerequisites are not always required to enter the program, but they must be completed to enrol in certain university courses within it. If a student does not have a particular prerequisite when they enter the program, they may complete an equivalent upgrading course at university that will satisfy the prerequisite requirement.
More details on admission requirements, application dates and how to apply is available on the Faculty of Human Ecology apply for admission page.
What is unique about this program at the U of M?
Many employers are interested in the skills and abilities which Human Ecology graduates tend to possess. These include:
Graduates can apply for Professional Home Economist (PHEc) designation, administered by the Province of Manitoba. Home economists may be generalists or specialists in one discipline.