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.

Clinical work in Communication Sciences and DisordersCommunication Sciences and Disorders

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.

Working with children in the Early Childhood teaching labEarly 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 Science EducationFamily 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.

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

Graduates who have completed all of the degree requirements including the internship series are qualified to apply for the Provisional Certified Family Life Education (CFLE) designation administered by the National Council on Family Relations.

Advising studentIntegrative Human Sciences

The Integrative Human Sciences degree offers a dynamic approach to studying the well-being of individuals, families and communities in a global environment. Our core curriculum provides students a foundation to better understand human behavior within context and apply the knowledge and skills they are learning to real world situations.

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