Oklahoma State University
College of Human Environmental Sciences

Welcome to the Department of Design, Housing and Merchandising

The Department of Design, Housing and Merchandising integrates math, science, design and technology to enable our graduates to be successful in interior design, apparel design and production, retail merchandising, facility management and related fields. In addition to innovative and creative problem solving in the classroom, our students participate in experiential learning opportunities such as internships with industry, national and international study, student expositions, and cutting-edge research. 

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Solving human problems…enhancing human lives


Alliance on Aging teaches L.I.F.E. lessons
First, the bad news. There is no fountain of youth and you’re probably going to have to do more than eat an apple a day to keep the good old doctor away.

But, it turns out we’re not left completely defenseless against the march of time as there’s growing evidence that one of the keys to aging gracefully lies in starting that journey when we’re young.
Human Sciences faculty and students honored for volunteer efforts
When Oklahoma State University’s Service Learning Volunteer Center recognized faculty and students for their volunteer efforts recently, the College of Human Sciences was well represented. Dr. Mary Ruppert-Stroescu received the Outstanding Service-Learning Faculty award and the Human Development and Family Science Club received the Outstanding New Program by Students Award.
Mixing It Up in the Design Lab: The Virtuality-Reality Continuum
Established in 2015, the Mixed Reality Lab at Oklahoma State University focuses on research and instruction in augmented reality, virtual reality, and digital prototyping for design. It provides space and infrastructure for both students and faculty researchers to work on design-related projects that incorporate AR, VR, and 3D printing tools. The lab helps students, researchers, and, through outreach activities, the broader community learn how to apply these technologies in design.