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Janice Nikkel
Program Coordinator

Family Studies and Human Services Bachelor's Degree

The family studies and human services degree program focuses on the processes underlying human development in a family context across the life cycle. Students learn to implement and assess programs and services designed to strengthen and enhance individual and family well-being. Students are allowed to establish a solid background in human development while studying a specific discipline of their choice.

Individuals with degrees in family studies and human services strive to serve the greater good along a specific academic discipline such as psychology, sociology, gerontology or women's studies and are employed in various social service arenas - for example, youth programs, family and community service programs, residential programs, the judicial system, Cooperative Extension, higher education, elder care facilities, and public health programs. Students can work with an academic advisor to customize their degree path toward their own particular interests.

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.

Careers in Family Studies and Human Services

K-State compiles post-graduation employment information. That information and other career assistance information can be found on the K-State Career Center website.

Job opportunities in family studies and human services include positions in:

  • administrative roles in youth programs
  • the court system
  • Cooperative Extension
  • family support programs
  • public health departments


Kansas State University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

The family studies and human services bachelor's degree is offered through the School of Family Studies and Human Services in the K-State College of Human Ecology.

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