Program OptionsHonors program
Students with outstanding academic records are invited to participate in the human ecology honors program. High school students are selected according to their scores on the American College Test. Transfer and continuing K-State students with a 3.5 cumulative grade point average also are eligible. Advisors help honors students plan individual programs of study, which include honors courses and independent study.
In the junior or senior year, students complete honors projects on topics of their choice. They develop these projects with human ecology faculty advisors and with the approval of the human ecology honors program coordinator. This independent study may involve extensive reading in a selected area, field study, experience with a research project, or participation in an academic activity that will significantly increase the student's knowledge in an area of interest.
Dual degree programs
Manhattan Christian College
For more information, see the minors section of this catalog and consult an academic advisor and the director of the specific minor program.
With careful planning, students may be able to complete requirements for a minor within the B.S. degree requirements or with a few additional courses. The hotel and restaurant management degree program includes the courses required for a concurrent minor in business.
Field study and cooperative education opportunities
Organizations and activities
American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists
Undergraduate students may be elected to membership in the Human Ecology College Council, the official student government. All students may participate in the College of Human Ecology Open House, which is held as a part of All-University Open House.
The College of Human Ecology Ambassadors are a select group of students who serve as hosts for the college and promote college programs.
Qualified students are invited to join the Phi Upsilon Omicron, Kappa Omicron Nu, and Eta Sigma Delta honor societies.
The Family Center provides applied educational experiences for graduate and undergraduate students in the School of Family Studies and Human Services.
The center offers educational programs, consultation, and therapy for individuals and families. These services, provided by students who are supervised by School of Family Studies and Human Services faculty, are available to students and the general public.
Galichia Center on Aging
The Galichia Center on Aging coordinates and provides education on aging issues at the undergraduate and graduate levels, promotes and conducts research on issues of aging, and serves as a focal point for agencies and citizens concerned with the well-being of older Kansans.
The Sensory Analysis Center
The Sensory Analysis Center has the only university-operated professional sensory panel in the United States. Sensory properties of products are analyzed for companies, government entities, and university researchers to provide information about characteristics that are important in product development. The Sensory Analysis Center helps students link theory with application in the study of sensory perception and evaluation of products.