A Brief History
The College of Home Economics (CHE) was established by the Board of Regents on July 27, 1961.
In its beginning years, CHE offered two undergraduate degree programs: BS Food Technology (BSFT) and BS in Home Economics (BSHE), major in any of the following fields: Nutrition and Dietetics; Home Arts; Clothing, Textiles and Related Arts; Family Life and Child Development; Clothing, Home Furnishing and Crafts Merchandizing; and Food and Equipment Merchandising. The graduate programs, which started with the University’s Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, where transferred to CHE’s administration: Master of Home Economics (MHE), Master of Arts in Home Economics (MAHE) and Master of Science in Foods and Nutrition (MSFN).
In 1992, the Educative Goals of the College were articulated. The CHE common courses namely HE 100, 101 and 290/390 were instituted to better address CHE’s educative goals and to provide a venue for exchange of ideas among CHE students across disciplines.
Heading towards its 50th year of existence in the University in 2011, the CHE has expanded and now administers 17 curricular programs: seven undergraduate and 10 graduate programs.