“In a world focused on things, we focus first on people.”

We want to welcome you to our College, whether you're a prospective student, a current K-Stater, a parent or someone who needs expertise we can provide. The mission of K-State's College of Human Ecology is to discover, disseminate and apply knowledge to meet basic human needs and improve the human condition. This knowledge advances professions, human services, public policy, business and industry.

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Undergraduate Students

As a student in the College of Human Ecology, you’ll get a well-rounded, broad-based education that will expand your mind, sharpen your problem-solving skills and enhance your critical thinking abilities. It will help you become someone who can thrive and contribute anywhere, anytime. You will be ready for whatever life throws at you. And employers will come after you. People who solve problems, think critically and make connections are the ones who really add to the bottom line.

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Graduate Students

The College of Human Ecology has a rich history of providing graduate students with stimulating learning experiences in classrooms, online, in laboratories and in clinical settings. Admission to graduate study in the college is competitive so we recommend early application. In addition to offering well-known and highly regarded on campus programs, the K-State College of Human Ecology is at the forefront nationally in providing online graduate learning.

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Faculty & Staff

The College of Human Ecology is committed to creating a supportive workplace for faculty and staff and to making the expertise of faculty and staff available to serve the public good. The faculty and staff directory will help you find individuals with the expertise you seek. The quick links are provided to provide a one-stop service center for faculty members who need to access University information relevant to their employment. The advisor's handbook contains the information that faculty need to guide students who are pursuing degrees in the College.

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Alumni & Friends

The College of Human Ecology takes great pride in its alumni and their accomplishments. The College is enriched by the service of alumni who serve on the College and Departmental Advisory Boards. It is the generosity of alumni and friends that provides the resources required for the College to improve its facilities, support its students, and advance its programs.

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College News

PFP junior awarded $5,000 scholarship, tours New York Stock Exchange

Monday, July 28th, 2014

Mariah Bausch, center, joins other scholarship winners on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange.Mariah Bausch, a junior in personal financial planning, received a $5,000 TD Ameritrade Institutional NextGen Financial Planning Scholarship at ceremonies this week in New York where she and nine other scholarship winners were guests at the New York Stock Exchange. Bausch is co-president of the student chapter of the Financial Planning Association at K-State. TD […]

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Ric Rosenkranz one of first participants in K-State’s Australian Initiative

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

Richard RosenkranzRic Rosenkranz, associate professor of human nutrition, is one of six Kansas State University faculty selected to be the first inaugural participants in the Oz to Oz program, a new part of the university’s Australia Initiative. The Oz to Oz program supports short-term visits to Australia for K-State faculty to advance collaborative research activities. In […]

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Non-traditional student earns Global Campus honor

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Growing up, Karolyn Barclay, Pomona, loved her teachers and knew someday she wanted to inspire and educate children in the same way. As an adult, she began working in a preschool, where she realized her calling to provide young children with the same supportive learning environment she had as a child. In May she graduated […]

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Virginia Moxley receives national distinguished service award

Tuesday, July 1st, 2014

Virginia Moxley, dean and professor emeritus of the College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University, received the 2014 Distinguished Service Award from the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Saturday at ceremonies in St. Louis. She was recognized as “a visionary servant leader” who “influenced and inspired thousands of students, faculty, staff, alumni […]

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Three receive distance education scholarships

Monday, June 30th, 2014

Kansas State University Global Campus has awarded $9,000 in scholarships to distance education students across the country for the summer 2014 term. Recipients from the College of Human Ecology are: Jessica Adams, junior in family studies and human services; Daina Bitters, senior in dietetics; and Rebecca Sombatchareun, senior in family studies and human services.

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How investing changes after middle age
Cliff Robb, associate professor at the Institute of Personal Financial Planning at Kansas State University, says the way you invest must change beginning in middle age and should continue to evolve through your golden years.
Sexuality and dementia pose challenges in nursing homes
K-State's Gayle Doll wants families and providers to tackle the issues surrounding sexuality and intimacy in long-term care facilities.
Partnerships give liberal arts students leg up in grad school
At Kansas State University's College of Human Ecology, Austin College students can earn dual credit as they approach graduation, and have a head start if they decide to pursue a graduate degree there.
“Teatime to Tailgates”: A History Cookbook
It’s a book centered on Kansas State University along with the surrounding Manhattan area. Included within the history are recipes that have found their way through the times to where the community is now.
A Disconnect in Money, Logic and Emotion
A Kansas State University researcher finds arguing over money is a "top predictor" of divorce.

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Departments & Academic Units

  • The Department of Apparel, Textiles, and Interior Design
  • The Department of Hospitality Management and Dietetics
  • The Department of Human Nutrition
  • The School of Family Studies and Human Services

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Centers, Institutes & Outreach

  • Institute for Academic Alliances
  • K-State Speech and Hearing Center
  • Institute of Personal Financial Planning
  •  Sensory Analysis Center

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College of Human Ecology
Kansas State University
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