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Human Development and Family Science Bachelor's Degree

The human development and family science 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 human development and family science 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.


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

The human development and family science bachelor's degree is offered through the School of Family Studies and Human Services in the K-State College of Health and Human Sciences.

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