Vision, Mission, Values


Our vision expands human potential across the lifespan by improving science and technology that applies throughout people’s daily living and learning. Our college embraces a deep passion for health and well-being, education, science and technology, and community. We aspire to excellence in research and scholarly programs, focusing on complex issues among individuals, families, educational institutions, and communities using science and technology, entrepreneurism, contemporary learning, and lifestyle changes.


The mission of the College of Human Sciences is to create, share, and apply knowledge to improve people’s lives through the science and technology of living and learning. We prepare transformative leaders for our nation and the world. To make the world a better place, CHS will use its strengths in student-centered education, global citizenship and collaboration, and innovation in research and technology. CHS will lead in developing sustainable ways to provide innovations in health and wellness, education, entrepreneurism, financial wellness, and STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). We will design tools and an infrastructure leading to enhanced living and learning. Major advancements in 21st-century living provide opportunities for CHS at the global forefront to address common challenges.

Core Values

We believe our work embraces the following essential core values:

  • Accessibility
  • Land-grant mission-focus
  • Integrity and civility
  • Responsibility
  • Intellectual inquiry
  • Academic excellence
  • Public outreach
  • Diversity and equity
  • Transparency
  • Adaptability
  • Resiliency
  • Innovation
  • Advanced technologies
  • Sustainability
  • Interdisciplinary focus Collaboration
  • Entrepreneurship Learner-centered instruction
  • Transformative research