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Undergraduate Minors & Certificates

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The Department of Applied Human Sciences offers a variety of options for students who are interested in enhancing their current major to gain additional knowledge and skills in a specific area. Minors and certificates are currently available in the areas of conflict resolution, early childhood education, and human development and family science.

Adding/Dropping a Minor or Certificate

You can add or drop any of our minors or certificates electronically by using the form below. This process may take a few days. If you do not see any changes in KSIS within two weeks of submission, please contact us at ahsinfo@k-state.edu.
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Children in Group Settings Minor *New in Fall 2020

The Children in Group Settings Minor provides future human service professionals with the requisite knowledge of the developmental changes that typically occur in the early childhood years, variations in development that may occur, and how best to support children's learning and development.

Pre-Kindergarten Education Minor *New in Fall 2020

The Pre-Kindergarten Education Minor is restricted to K-State students enrolled in Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) or Elementary Education (ELED). The minor builds on pre-service teacher education coursework and addresses content knowledge and skills needed for licensed Pre-Kindergarten teachers in Kansas.

Conflict Resolution students in a practice mediation session

Conflict Analysis and Trauma Studies Minor

The Conflict Analysis and Trauma Studies Minor provides students, faculty, and human service professionals the knowledge for establishing post-trauma and post-conflict reconstruction practice, research, service, and policy to improve interpersonal and social systems.

Conflict Resolution Certificate

The Conflict Resolution Certificate offers students the fundamentals of conflict resolution and practice.  It is intended to meet the needs of those individuals who seek introductory training in conflict resolution.

Interdisciplinary Conflict Resolution Minor *New in Fall 2020

The Interdisciplinary Conflict Resolution Minor provides students an understanding of the theoretical and practical aspects of analyzing and resolving conflict within the context of a variety of academic disciplines and professional careers. Students will have the option to choose between three tracks: Family, Legal, and Organizational.

HDFS students getting together so new students can ask the seniors anything.

Human Development and Family Science Minor

The Human Development and Family Science Minor allows students to integrate the study of families, human development, and relationships with their major.