The College of Human Sciences at Oklahoma State University promotes the land-grant mission as faculty, students and staff work together to fulfill the college's motto to "solve human problems and enhance human lives."


The College of Human Sciences has a rich tradition of applying scientific principles and creative advancements to enhance human well being and improve the quality of life. We live in a time where educated, innovative individuals will be called upon to solve serious issues that impact the human condition. This tradition and focus remain at the heart of our teaching, research and discovery, and outreach today.

The intricacies of the human condition require multiple disciplines and approaches working together to discover knowledge to improve health and well being. The College of Human Sciences brings four disciplines together to address the challenges we face as individuals, families and communities. The three departments — Design, Housing and Merchandising; Human Development and Family Science; Nutritional Sciences — and the School of Hospitality and Tourism Management provide solutions to everyday concerns and complex challenges.


Areas of Impact

OSU is accelerating toward breakthroughs critically important to Oklahoma and the world. When you choose to give to the College of Human Sciences, your gift is an investment in academic excellence. Below are just a few of the funds that ensure the future for our students and faculty is bright orange!

  1. Human Sciences Fund for Excellence 27-77000
  2. Human Sciences Scholarship Fund for Excellence 27-97700
  3. Human Sciences Building Expansion Fund 27-96000

Schools and Departments

Department of Design, Housing and Merchandising
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Department of Human Development and Family Science
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School of Hospitality & Tourism Management
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Department of Nutritional Sciences
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Transforming Human Sciences

The Human Sciences Building Expansion has transformed the College’s facilities to accommodate and further enhance our nationally recognized programs in Human Sciences. The expansion features a 350-seat auditorium, space for seminars, workshops and outreach activities. LEARN MORE


Meet the Dean

Dean Stephan M. Wilson

Dean Stephan Wilson

Stephan Wilson is a regents professor and dean of the College of Human Sciences at OSU. Wilson has served as dean since 2008. He is a Fellow of the National Council on Family Relations and was honored for lifetime contributions to cross-cultural and cross-national family studies by the NCFR with the presentation of the prestigious Jan Trost Award in 2007.

“Our outstanding alumni and dedicated friends make it possible for Human Sciences to launch and sustain a variety of initiatives to solve human problems and enhance human lives for generations to come.” Stephan M. Wilson, Regents Professor and Dean of the College of Human Sciences

Before coming to OSU, Wilson was senior associate dean and professor in the College of Health and Human Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno. He also served as chair of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at UNR, the interim director of the Nevada Center for Ethics and Health Policy, and co-director of the SAGE Consortium (Scholars for Aging and Ethics).

To learn more about giving opportunities within the College of Human Sciences, contact Brett Riley.

Brett Riley

Sr. Director of Development/Team Lead, Human Sciences

P 405.385.5183
C 405.269.3223
Rachel Tribble

Development Associate
College of Education, Health and Aviation & College of Human Sciences

P 405.385.5625
Michael Ramsey

Constituent Relations Associate, College of Education, Health & Aviation and College of Human Sciences

P 405.385.5189
Tina Castleberry

Senior Development Coordinator
College of Human Sciences & College of Education, Health and Aviation

P 405.385.5616