Undergraduate Degree Programs
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The Department of Applied Human Sciences offers five undergraduate programs, allowing students to focus on people in a variety of ways. In each of these programs, students learn professional and interpersonal skills as well as discipline-specific content to prepare them for fulfilling careers working with individuals and families.
The goal of the Communication Sciences and Disorders major is to educate professionals who are competent to help children and adults with communicative problems of speech, hearing, and language. The undergraduate program provides the foundation for the Master of Science program, which is accredited by the Council on Academic Accreditation and meets the current requirements in speech language pathology for the Certificate of Clinical Competence of the American Speech–Language-Hearing Association.
Early Childhood Education
The Early Childhood Education major is for students who wish to work in birth through kindergarten education programs in administrative or teaching positions, including working with parents and community resources as well as with young children.
Family and Consumer Sciences Education
The Family and Consumer Sciences Education licensure programs are for students who plan to teach family and consumer sciences at the middle, junior high, senior high, or postsecondary levels. Family and consumer sciences education directly addresses the needs of individuals and families related to nurturing relationships, parenting education, healthy lifestyles, and resource management.
General Human Ecology Studies
Human Development and Family Science
The Human Development and Family Science major at Kansas State University provides students with a strong foundation of coursework and experiences that will open doors for a variety of careers working with people of all ages in a variety of settings. A wide variety of career opportunities are open to HDFS graduates in such areas as youth and 4-H development, extension, family services, mental health, elder care, student affairs, family intervention, nonprofit administration, faith-based organizations, the judicial system, and healthcare-related settings.
Check out some of these great opportunities to get hands-on here on campus!
Our school has a wide variety of programs, so of course we have a variety of student associations to choose from as well!