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Department of Applied Human Sciences coming this fall

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

This fall, students within majors currently housed in the School of Family Studies and Human Services will become part of the Department of Applied Human Sciences as the school announced a name change which will take effect June 1. The department will also now be home to two additional programs, which are relocating from the dean’s office. These programs are the family and consumer sciences education and general human ecology programs.

“Applied human sciences is a name that better reflects our programs and is a much more recognizable name,” said Sonya Lutter, department head. “With shifts in family dynamics and what it means to be in human services, we were interested in exploring opportunities to show the public how our scope is much broader than traditional family arrangements or traditional views of human services. We are excited to have a name that is recognized across the country to attract new K-Staters.”

The Department of Applied Human Sciences offers a variety of academic programs that address the health and well-being of individuals and families in Kansas, the country and the world. The diversity of the school is reflected in the wide range of careers in human sciences pursued by graduates such as working with crises situations within families and communities, early childhood education and development, couple and family therapy and speech-language pathology and audiology. Undergraduate programs include communication sciences and disorders; conflict resolution; early childhood education; human development and family science; and the newly acquired family and consumer sciences education and general human ecology programs that were previously housed in the dean’s office. The department offers seven graduate programs that include applied family sciences; communication sciences and disorders; couple and family therapy; early childhood education; family and community services; life span human development; and youth development along with several graduate certificates.

For more information on the programs that are offered, visit the department website.

This article was posted on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, and is filed under Applied Human Sciences, College News.