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Program Options

Honors program

Students with outstanding academic records are invited to participate in the 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.

University honors program

For information about the university honors program, available to all students entering K-State in fall 2006 or later, see the Degrees section of this catalog. Check the honors program website for applications, requirements, current classes, and more: www.k-state.edu/ksuhonors.

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.

Minors and secondary majors

With careful planning, students may be able to complete requirements for a minor or secondary major within the BS 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 Minors and Secondary Majors in the Degrees section of this catalog, then consult an academic advisor and the director of the specific program.

Experiential learning

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 internships and field experiences for qualified students. Students may earn university credit while gaining career-related experience. University faculty and professionals in the field guide and supervise these experiences.

Organizations and activities

Students are encouraged to participate in professional and service activities. Most professional areas within the college have a student organization to enhance the personal and professional development of members. Student associations include:

Alpha Gamma Epsilon (student gerontology club)

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 are elected to membership in the Human Ecology College Council, the official student government, and lead activities for the College of Human Ecology Open House, held as a part of K-State 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.

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