Jun 15, 2024  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Degrees & Certificates Offered

College of Agriculture

Bachelor of Science in Agribusiness

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture





  •  Agronomy   - Business and Industry Option 
  •  Agronomy   - Consulting and Production Option  
  •  Agronomy   - Plant Science and Biotechnology Option 
  •  Agronomy   - Precision Agriculture Option  
  •  Agronomy   - Range Management Option 
  •  Agronomy   - Soil and Environmental Science Option 





Bachelor of Science in Wildlife & Outdoor Enterprise Management

Bachelor of Science in Bakery Science and Management

Bachelor of Science in Feed Science and Management

Bachelor of Science in Milling Science and Management

Bachelor of Science in Food Science and Industry

Concurrent Bachelor of Science/Master of Science




College of Architecture, Planning and Design


College of Arts and Sciences

Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Fine Arts, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Music Education, and Bachelor of Science

Interdisciplinary studies

Concurrent Bachelor of Science/Arts/Master of Science/Arts



Pre-Health Designations: Non-degree

College of Business Administration

Bachelor of Science in Business Administration

  • Accounting  
  • Business Administration 
  • Business Administration (BSBA) 
  • Entrepreneurship  
  • Finance 
  • Management  
  • Management Information Systems  
  • Marketing  
  • Professional Strategic Selling  


  • Business of Sports and Entertainment 
  • Data Analytics  
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging in Business  
  • Investment Management   
  • International Business  
  • Professional Strategic Selling   

Concurrent BS/BA and MS

  • Concurrent B.S. in Accounting and Master of Accountancy   
  • Concurrent B.S. in Business Administration/Master of Science in Data Analytics  
  • Computer B.S./M.S. in Computer Science  


  • Business  
  • Entrepreneurship  
  • Management  

College of Education

Bachelor of Science in Education

  • Elementary Education  
  • Secondary Education  

Bachelor of Science in Educational Studies

  • Educational Studies  


  • Online Teaching and Learning  
  • Sports Performance Coaching  

Teacher Licensure Programs

  • Art   
  • Biology   
  • Business  
  • Chemistry  
  • Earth and Space Science  
  • English   
  • English and Journalism   
  • Journalism   
  • Mathematics  
  • Modern Languages  
  • Physical Education/Health  
  • Physics  
  • Social Studies 
    • Economics
    • Geography
    • History
    • Political Science
    • Sociology
  • Speech  
  • Technology Education   

College of Engineering

  •  Architectural Engineering (B.S. in architectural engineering)
  •  Biological Systems Engineering (B.S. in biological systems engineering)
  •  Biomedical Engineering (B.S. in biomedical engineering)   
  •  Chemical Engineering (B.S. in chemical engineering)
  •  Civil Engineering (B.S. in civil engineering)
  •  Computer Engineering (B.S. in computer engineering)
  •  Computer Science (B.S. in computer science) 
  •  Construction Science and Management (B.S. in construction science and management)
  •  Electrical Engineering (B.S. in electrical engineering) 
  •  Environmental Engineering (B.S. in environmental engineering)
  •  Industrial Engineering (B.S. in industrial engineering)
  •  Mechanical Engineering (B.S. in mechanical engineering)

Concurrent Bachelor of Science/Master of Science

  •  Concurrent B.S./M.S. in Biological and Agricultural Engineering (B.S. BSE/M.S. BAE)
  •  Concurrent B.S./M.S. in Civil Engineering (B.S./M.S.)
  •  Concurrent B.S./M.S. in Industrial Engineering (B.S.I.E./M.S.I.E.)
  •  Concurrent B.S./M.S. in Architectural Engineering (B.S./M.S.)
  •  Concurrent B.S. in Computer Science/Master of Business Administration (B.S./M.B.A)  
  •  Concurrent B.S. in Mechanical Engineering/ Master of Business Administration  (B.S./M.B.A.) 


  • Computer Science 


  • Computer Science 
  • Manufacturing Systems  
  • Nuclear Engineering  

College of Health and Human Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Fashion Studies

  • Fashion Studies  
    • Fashion Design
    • Fashion Business

Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training and Rehabilitation Sciences

  • Athletic Training and Rehabilitation Sciences   

Bachelor of Science in Dietetics

  • Dietetics  

Bachelor of Science in Family Studies and Human Services

  • Communication Sciences and Disorders   
  • Early Childhood Education  
  • Human Development and Family Science 

Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management

  • Hospitality Management (B.S.)  

Bachelor of Science in Integrative Human Sciences

  • Integrative Human Sciences  
    • Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Licensure Program (B.S.)  

Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition

  • Nutritional Sciences  (premedical)
  • Nutrition and Health  

Bachelor of Science in Interior Design

  • Interior Design  

Bachelor of Science in Integrative Physiology

  • Integrative Physiology   

Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology

  • Kinesiology  

Bachelor of Science in Personal Financial Planning

  • Personal Financial Planning  

Bachelor of Science in Public Health

  • Public Health  

Bachelor of Science in Sports Nutrition

  • Sports Nutrition  

Concurrent Bachelor of Science and Master of Science

  • Concurrent B.S./M.S. in Hospitality Management   
  • Concurrent B.S./M.S. in Human Nutrition 
  • Concurrent B.S. Integrative Physiology/M.S. Kinesiology   
  • Concurrent B.S./M.S. in Kinesiology   
  • Concurrent B.S./M.S. in Life Span Human Development   
  • Concurrent B.S./M.S. in Nutrition, Dietetics and Sensory Sciences 


  • Community Health  
  • Conflict Resolution  
  • Health Coach   
  • Kansas Insurance  


  • Fashion Studies   
  • Children in Group Settings  
  • Conflict Analysis and Trauma Studies  
  • Financial Counselor  
  • Gerontology  
  • Hospitality Management  
  • Human Development and Family Science  
  • Interdisciplinary Conflict Resolution  
  • Kinesiology  
  • Nutrition  
  • Personal Financial Planning  
  • Pre-Couple and Family Therapy 
  • Pre-Kindergarten Education  
  • Well-Being 

College of Technology and Aviation Polytechnic Campus

Associate of Applied Science

  • Aviation Maintenance 

Associate of Science

  • Applied Business    
  • Professional Pilot  

Associate of Technology 

  • Electronic and Computer Technology Option (AETA-EC)
  • Mechanical and Engineering Technology Option (AETA-MT)
  • Web Development Technology Option (AETA-WD)

Bachelor of Science in Aeronautical Technology

  • Airport Management Option  
  • Aviation Maintenance Management Option  
  • Professional Aviation Option   
  • Professional Pilot Option  
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems Option  

Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology

  • Computer Systems Technology Option (BETB-CP)
  • Electronic and Computer Engineering Technology Option  (BETB-EC)
  • Digital Media Technology Option (BETB-DM)
  • Engineering Technology-Machine Learning and Autonomous Systems Option (BETBMA)
  • Mechanical Engineering Technology Option (BETB-MT)
  • Robotics and Automation Option (BETB-RA) 
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems Option (BETB-US)

Bachelor of Science in Applied Business and Technology

  • Applied Business Option  
  • Technology Management Option    


  • Applied Manufacturing  
  • Aviation Electronics Technology  
  • Composite Repair  
  • Digital Media User Experience (UX) Design  
  • Front-end Web Development  
  • Introduction to UAS Technology  


  • Applied Business  
  • Aviation Safety  
  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems 

Staley School of Leadership Studies


  • Community-Engaged Leadership 
  • Nonprofit Leadership Studies  


  • Leadership Studies  

Common Degree Requirements

The common requirements for all curricula leading to an undergraduate degree are:

  • Expository Writing, 6 credits
  • Public Speaking, 2 credits

Undergraduate Degree Requirements

College and program requirements can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog. The K-State 8 general requirements can be found on the K-State 8 website.

To graduate, a student must complete an approved curriculum. Under special conditions substitutions to the curriculum are allowed as the interests of the student warrant if approved by the department head and dean. A minimum of 45 hours must be at a course level of 300 or above. Courses applied to degree requirements must be completed no later than the term in which a degree is awarded.

There are two grade point averages a student must meet to be awarded a degree (1) at least a 2.0 on Kansas State University graded courses that are applied toward the degree and (2) at least a 2.0 cumulative GPA for all graded courses taken at Kansas State University. Professional curricula may impose additional degree requirements.

Students must file an application for graduation via KSIS during the first four weeks of the semester (first two weeks for summer semester) in which the degree is to be completed.

It is the student’s responsibility to be certain that transcripts from all transfer institutions are on file in the Registrar’s Office before the end of the semester the degree requirements will be completed.

Up to half of the credits required for a normal four-year degree may be completed at an accredited two-year college.

No more than 25% of credit hours applied to degree requirements may be from Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) sources. CPL may include standardized national exams, recognition of military or workforce training or portfolio assessment.

Each student must complete at least 30 credits at Kansas State University to be considered for a degree. Further, the student must complete 20 of the last 30 hours of credit at Kansas State University. Courses in the student’s major field shall be taken at Kansas State University unless an exception is granted by the major department on petition of the student. That department shall have jurisdiction over the acceptance of major courses by transfer for fulfillment of the major requirement.

Exceptions to the residence requirement of the final year may be made by the dean of the college and the department head in the student’s major field, if the student has completed a total of three years of work acceptable to Kansas State University. The student must submit satisfactory plans and reasons for completing the degree requirements at another institution, such as a dental, medical, law, or medical technology school, before earning a degree here.

Resident work includes all regularly scheduled course or laboratory instruction given by the regular university faculty.

At least five-sixths of the credit hours taken at Kansas State University and applied toward a degree must be graded hours. Required courses of an internship or practicum nature or credit by examination, offered on a Credit/No Credit basis only, are to be considered as graded hours in implementing the five-sixths policy.

Candidates for spring graduation should attend Spring commencement. Fall graduates are asked to participate in the commencement exercises in December or the following Spring. Approved summer degree candidates may participate in the exercises before or after graduation.

Students generally complete degree requirements in the normal four or five academic years allotted for that purpose. However it could take additional time because of a significant change of educational objective. A student may interrupt studies for one or more semesters. Normally, the student will be expected to complete the degree program in not more than two years beyond the scheduled time. The individual whose education has been interrupted may have to meet new degree requirements if a change has occurred in the approved curriculum.

Modification of Graduating Requirements for Students with Disabilities. A student may request a program modification if he or she can document a disability that directly impairs his/her ability to meet the normal requirements of the program. Students must contact the Student Access Center. For more information also see K-State Polytechnic Student Accommodation Services.

Dual Degrees

Students may elect to earn two degrees at the same time. The requirements for both degrees must be satisfied. Students should confer with academic dean(s) as early as possible to determine appropriate programs of study.


Minors, Secondary Majors, and Certificates

Undergraduate Academic Minors

Undergraduate minors provide students an opportunity to emphasize study in an area outside their major curriculum. A minor program will require completion of at least 15 designated credit hours of required course work outside of the major. Courses forming a minor may be used to satisfy the general requirements of a major curriculum, including free electives. Students who have declared an approved minor and completed all requirements for it will receive official recognition for that emphasis after the degree is posted.

Kansas State University graduates can complete minors after their baccalaureate or advanced degree has been awarded by seeking admission as a non-degree student.

Directors of minor programs can request approval to allow non-K-State graduates with baccalaureate or advanced degrees to earn an undergraduate minor through the normal course and curriculum routing procedures. In general, such programs should demonstrate rationale and specify how applicants will be screened for adequacy of past academic preparation. Application requirements can be found in the Approval, Routing, and Notification Procedures for Course and Curriculum Changes. Minor programs must request continuation every five years to maintain their standing to accept non-Kansas State University graduates. No more than six hours of transfer courses may be used for the minor.

Secondary Majors

K‐State offers secondary majors in Biological Engineering, Gerontology, Global Food Systems Leadership, Integrated Health Sciences, International Studies, Latin American Studies, and Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences. These secondary majors are open to degree‐seeking undergraduate or graduate students in all colleges, these secondary majors are designed and are to be taken concurrently with a primary major. Most undergraduate programs of study will allow students to take both a primary and a secondary major within the normal four‐year program, especially because courses applied toward the secondary major may also satisfy requirements for general education or restricted electives.

Program requirements follow a common pattern. Each includes two or more of the following features: an interdisciplinary introductory course (which might also satisfy distribution requirements); a list of electives from which students choose about 18 hours; and an interdisciplinary senior seminar featuring supervised independent study.

Each program has a supervisory committee and a director to whom students may refer for advising.

  • Biological Engineering 
  • Dance and the Human Experience 
  • Gerontology 
  • Global Food Systems Leadership 
  • Integrated Health Studies 
  • International Studies 
  • Latin American Studies 
  • Natural Resources and Environmental Sciences 

Undergraduate Academic Credit Certificates

A Kansas State University Undergraduate Academic Credit Certificate emphasizes a focused specialty area of study. The program must increase the knowledge and skills of individuals. The program must be validated by a specified assessment process.

Undergraduate academic credit certificates require approval through the Faculty Senate curriculum approval process. The department and college that propose an undergraduate academic credit certificate program must provide for approval the following information:

  1. Purpose (clear and appropriate educational objective),
  2. Evidence of demonstrated need or demand for proposed certificate,
  3. Requirements,
  4. Desired outcomes,
  5. Assessment procedures,
  6. Estimated budget and staff required, and
  7. Evidence of approval of their certificate program through internal academic channels.

General Requirements

  • Certificates will require no fewer than twelve credit hours. 
  • No more than 25% of total credit hours required for the certificate may be transfer credits.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0 is required on courses applied to a certificate.
  • A higher cumulative grade point average or minimum course grades of “C” or higher may be specified. All courses applied to the certificate must have letter grades. Courses with grades of “Credit” or “Pass” will not be applicable.
  • The department and college should also indicate whether or not the certificate can be obtained as a credential on its own (free-standing) or if the certificate may only be obtained by degree-seeking students at Kansas State University.  If a specific degree program is required, it should be specified.
  • All free-standing certificate programs will share the following admission process and criteria unless additional/higher criteria are specified by the department and college.

Admission for certificates

All certificate programs require admission to Kansas State University. Certificates to be completed as a free-standing program require admission to Kansas State University as a non-degree, certificate-seeking student.

Students who do not intend to become a candidate for a bachelor’s degree at Kansas State University must apply for admission as a non-degree, certificate-seeking student. Such students must submit the admission application, application fee, and transcripts. Applicants must provide documentation of high school or GED completion and, if college courses have been attempted, official transcripts demonstrating a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher for all post-secondary coursework.

Students who later choose to pursue a bachelor’s degree must apply for admission as a degree-seeking student.