Iowa State University's unique brand of education extends beyond excellent classroom instruction. Our learners enjoy an exceptional student experience marked by substantial out-of-class opportunities that equip them to lead successful lives.
Assuring access to this student experience is a key aspiration of Iowa State's "Forever True, For Iowa State" comprehensive fundraising campaign. The university strives to ensure that students continue to receive a well-rounded education that combines academic excellence with learning by doing.
The winter 2016-2017 issue of
College of Human Sciences Matters magazine
showcases the hallmarks of the human sciences student experience --- from immersion in learning communities to internships, study abroad, laboratory research, capstone projects, service learning exercises, diversity and inclusion efforts, and Honors Program endeavors.
The publication shows you how each student's experience is uniquely personalized --- posing ample opportunities for meaningful engagement. Hands-on activities challenge students to step outside their comfort zones, sharpen their skills, apply what they've learned in the classroom, contribute to the greater community, and embrace practices that benefit society.
Of first-year, full-time undergraduate students in the College of Human Sciences, 97% participate in a learning community aimed at helping them succeed. As a whole, CHS students complete more than 1,200 time-intensive experiential learning placements a year, including internships and student teaching assignments. And more than 2,160 CHS students have studied abroad in the last decade. Their travels have taken them to 48 countries and six continents. In the past six years, the rate of students studying abroad has grown 83%.
The College of Human Sciences develops promising human scientists who innovate, inspire, and uplift lives --- the very qualities that make us "Forever True, For Iowa State."
Did you know?
The College of Human Sciences
among 2016-17 best colleges for family and consumer
sciences-related programs, according to Great Value Colleges