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 can include honors courses and independent study. In the junior or senior year, students complete honors projects on topics of their choice. Each student participates in two semesters of service- learning to help select an appropriate honors project topic and human ecology faculty advisor, then develops the honors project with the advisor and the approval of the human ecology honors program coordinator.
Dual degree programs
Kansas State University
Students interested in combining two degree programs must satisfy the requirements for both degrees. Students may earn dual degrees within the College of Human Ecology, or they may combine their degree in human ecology with a degree from a different college. Contact the dean's office for more information.
Manhattan Christian College
The College of Human Ecology cooperates with Manhattan Christian College to plan dual degree programs that enable students to earn degrees from both institutions. Students interested in dual degrees should contact the College of Human Ecology Dean's Office and Manhattan Christian College, Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Certain departmental courses have been approved for credit toward secondary majors in American ethnic studies, international studies, women's studies, and gerontology. A list of approved courses is in the Secondary Majors section of this catalog.
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.
For more information, see the minors section of this catalog and consult an academic advisor and the director of the specific minor program.
The College of Human Ecology cooperates with Career and Employment Services to help students locate internships, co-op education, part-time work, and professional employment in their chosen fields.
Each department in the college offers field study experience for interested and qualified students. Students may earn university credit while gaining pre-professional experience. University faculty and professionals in the field guide and supervise these experiences.
Organizations and activities
Students participate in a wide range of professional activities sponsored by local and national organizations. Most professional areas within the college have a student organization to enhance the personal and professional development of members. Student associations include:
American Association of Textile Chemists and Colorists
American Society of Interior Designers
Apparel Marketing and Design Alliance
Early Childhood Education Interest Group
Family and Consumer Sciences Association
Family Studies and Human Services Association
Future Financial Planners
Health and Nutrition Society
Hospitality Management Society
International Interior Design Association
Kansas State Student Speech, Hearing, and Language Association
Student Dietetic Association
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.
Stephan Bollman, Director
Charles Griffin, Co-Director
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, financial counseling, mediation, 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
Lyn Norris-Baker, Director
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
Delores Chambers and Edgar Chambers IV, Co-directors
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.
|Apparel marketing and design
· Apparel marketing
· Apparel design and production
|Bachelor of science in apparel and textiles||Apparel,textiles, and interior design|
|Athletic training||Bachelor of science in athletic training||Human nutrition|
|Communication sciences and disorders||Bachelor of science in family studies and human services||Family studies and human nutrition|
· Coordinated program in dietetics
· Didactic program in dietetics
|Bachelor of science in dietetics||Hotel,restaurant, institution management and dietetics|
|Early childhood education||Bachelor of science in family studies and human services||Family studies and human services|
|Family and consumer sciences education teacher licensure||Bachelor of science in human ecology||General human ecology|
|Family studies and human services|
· Family life and community services
· Life span human development
· Personal financial planning
· Family studies and human services and social work†
|Bachelor of science in family studies and human services||Family studies and human services|
|General human ecology||Bachelor of science in human ecology||General human ecology|
|Hotel and restaurant management||Bachelor of science in hotel and restaurant management||Hotel,restaurant, institution management and dietetics|
|Human ecology and mass communications||Bachelor of science in human ecology and mass communications||General human ecology|
|Interior Design||Bachelor of science in interior design||Apparel, textiles, and interior design|
|Nutrition and exercise sciences†||Bachelor of science in human nutrition||Human nutrition|
|Nutritional sciences (pre-medical, pre-dental, and medically related fields)||Bachelor of science in human nutrition||Human nutrition|
|Public health nutrition||Bachelor of science in human nutrition||Human nutrition|
|† A dual degree is awarded through the College of Arts and Sciences|