The human development and family science bachelor’s degree program at Kansas State University provides undergraduate students a strong foundation of coursework and experiences that will open doors for a variety of careers working with people of all ages in a variety of settings. A degree in HDFS also prepares students for graduate or professional school. Our graduates are prepared to make a difference in the lives of individuals and families.
Students select an area of concentration or an internship as they build knowledge and experience for a career of service and helping others.
A wide variety of career opportunities are open to HDFS graduates in such areas as youth and 4-H development, extension, family services, mental health, elder care, student affairs, family intervention, nonprofit administration, faith-based organizations, the judicial system, and health care related settings. HDFS graduates are well prepared for graduate and professional school.
Graduates who have completed all of the degree requirements including the internship series are qualified to apply for the Provisional Certified Family Life Education (CFLE) designation administered by the National Council on Family Relations.
Bachelor’s degree requirements