Jul 22, 2018  
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Undergraduate Catalog

College of Human Ecology


John Buckwalter, Dean
Bronwyn Fees, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
Michelle Toews, Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship
Shawna Jordan, Assistant Dean
Karen Pence, Assistant Dean
Gayle Doll, Director, Center on Aging

119 Justin Hall
785-532-5500
Fax: 785-532-5504
E-mail: he@k-state.edu
www.he.k-state.edu

The mission of the College of Human Ecology is to discover, disseminate, and apply knowledge to meet basic human needs and to improve the human condition. This knowledge advances professions, public policy, human services, business, and industry. In a world focused on things, this college focuses first on people.

Programs in the College of Human Ecology focus on human health, human behavior and human well-being, and are centered on improving the quality of life for individuals, families and communities.  Degree programs are offered through General Human Ecology, the School of Family Studies and Human Services, and the Departments of Apparel, Textiles and Interior Design; Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health; Hospitality Management; and Kinesiology.

Click on any of the following links for information:

 

Degree Programs

All undergraduate programs of study lead to a bachelor of science degree.

Entering students who have not yet decided on their major in the College of Human Ecology may request initial admission to human ecology, undeclared (HEUN).

General Requirements

Bachelor of science degree

Each degree offered by the College of Human Ecology provides graduates with a foundation for professional practice and lifelong learning. Graduates from all degree programs in the college will be able to:

  • Understand the interaction of people with their environments.
  • Understand roles and dynamics within family and other human systems.
  • Recognize and value diversity throughout the human experience.
  • Access, analyze, and interpret data to make informed decisions.
  • Articulate informed points of view on issues that affect individuals, families, and professional practice.
  • Apply professional knowledge to improve the lives of people.
  • Demonstrate standards of ethical conduct.
  • Assume the responsibilities of citizenship.

See individual programs for Student Learning Outcomes.

Basic curriculum requirements are listed below. See program descriptions for details.

Program requirements
Course Course Title Credit Hours
General requirements 34 minimum
Communications 8-9
ENGL 100  Expository Writing I 3
ENGL 200  Expository Writing II 3
COMM 105  Public Speaking IA 
or    
COMM 106  Public Speaking I 3
Quantitative studies 6
MATH 100  College Algebra
or    
A college-level trigonometry course   3
or    
A college-level calculus course   3
Statistics course   3
Social sciences 6
An economic systems course   3
A human behavior course   3
Humanities* (only courses of 3 credits or more will apply) 6
Natural and physical sciences (include at least one course with a laboratory)* 7
Integrative Human Ecology course 1
GNHE 210  Foundations of Human Ecology 1
Professional studies 36 or more
A minimum of 30 hours must be in human ecology or equivalent courses.
(See specific option/program.)
Unrestricted electives  
(See specific option/program.)  
Total hours for graduation 120 or more

*A listing of categories of courses applicable toward the general studies requirements for human ecology programs is available from the college dean’s office.

Grade requirement

See specific program for grade requirements. Minimum grade of C or higher is required in all professional studies and supporting courses in College of Human Ecology degree programs, except where minimum grade of “B” is specified. Minimum grades of “B” or “C” are required for general requirements in some programs.

Transfer courses

Careful planning enables students to transfer courses from another college or university that will apply toward specific degree requirements at K-State. Transfer equivalency information for courses offered by post-secondary institutions in Kansas and elsewhere is available from the K-State Admissions Office. For institutions or courses not listed and other transfer questions, contact the College of Human Ecology Dean’s Office.

 

General Education: K-State 8

Please click on the following link to learn more about General Education: K-State 8  .

General Education: UGE

Please click on the following link to learn more about General Education: UGE  .

University Honors Program

Please click on the following link to learn more about the University Honors Program  . 

Minors, Secondary Majors, and Certificates

With careful planning, students may complete requirements for a minor, secondary major, or certificate within the BS degree requirements or with a few additional courses.

For more information, consult an academic advisor and the director of the specific program.

The following secondary major, minors and certificate are administered by the College of Human Ecology:

Experiential Learning

The College of Human Ecology works with the Career Center to help students find internships, 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 under the guidance and supervision of University faculty and professionals in the field.

 

Professional Mentoring Program

The College of Human Ecology Professional Mentoring Program provides students with the opportunity to learn from highly successful and experienced professionals by forging long-lasting, professional relationships. These individuals are alumni and friends of K-State who volunteer their time to help students prepare professionally and succeed in their chosen career.

 

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 organizations include:

Undergraduate students are elected to membership in the Human Ecology Council (student government) and lead activities for the College of Human Ecology Open House.

The 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 Kappa Omicron Nu and Eta Sigma Delta honor societies.

 

Programs Offered

Programs Degrees School/departments/areas
Apparel and textiles
  • Apparel marketing specialization
  • Apparel design and production specialization
Bachelor of science in apparel and textiles Apparel, textiles, and interior design
Athletic training Bachelor of science in athletic training Food, nutrition, dietetics and health
Communication sciences and disorders Bachelor of science in human development and family science Family studies and human services
Dietetics
  • Coordinated program in dietetics
  • Didactic program in dietetics
Bachelor of science in dietetics Food, nutrition, dietetics and health
Early childhood education Bachelor of science in human development and family science Family studies and human services
Family and consumer sciences education teacher licensure Bachelor of science in human ecology General human ecology
Human development and family science Bachelor of science in human development and family science Family studies and human services
General human ecology Bachelor of science in human ecology General human ecology
Hospitality management Bachelor of science in hospitality management Hospitality management
Interior design Bachelor of science in interior design Apparel, textiles, and interior design
Kinesiology Bachelor of science in kinesiology Kinesiology
Nutrition and kinesiology (dual degrees) Bachelor of science in human nutrition and Bachelor of science in kinesiology Food, nutrition, dietetics and health/kinesiology
Nutritional sciences
(pre-medical, pre-dental, and medically related fields)
Bachelor of science in human nutrition Food, nutrition, dietetics and health
Nutrition and health Bachelor of science in human nutrition Food, nutrition, dietetics and health
Personal financial planning Bachelor of Science in personal financial planning Family studies and human services