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Welcome to the College of Human Ecology

In a world focused on things, we focus first on PEOPLE.

We want to welcome you to the College of Human Ecology at Kansas State University, whether you are a prospective student, a current K-Stater, a parent or someone who needs expertise we can provide. The mission of the college is to discover, disseminate and apply knowledge to meet basic human needs and improve the human condition.

What is human ecology?

It's about us. Humans. What we need to be physically and emotionally healthy. How we care for our children, our elders, our families. How we design our living and working spaces. How we feed and clothe ourselves. How we gather and celebrate. How we keep our bodies healthy and strong. Basically, anything that helps people lead better lives is human ecology. It's a varied field with a rich history and a fantastic future.

College News

  • August 13, 2018

    Apparel and textiles professor presents at international congress

    Joy Kozar, associate professor of apparel and textiles, recently presented at the 2018 World Marketing Congress in Porto, Portugal. Kozar presented her paper, “Face-saving, Materialistic and Ethical Values as related to Chinese Consumers’ Attitudes of Counterfeit Fashion Goods”. Along with presenting, Kozar served as the Chair for the Fashion and Luxury Marketing Track. She will […]

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  • August 6, 2018

    Education Abroad: Early Childhood Education in Paraguay

    By Brynn Carlson This May, while most students were at home on break after spring finals, four K-State Human Ecology students had the opportunity to participate in the first ever Early Childhood Education study abroad trip to Asunción, Paraguay. Lead by Dr. Bronwyn Fees, the Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Family Studies […]

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  • July 26, 2018

    Education Abroad: Healthcare in Paraguay

    By Brynn Carlson This May, eights students and two faculty members traveled to Asunción, Paraguay for the study abroad trip looking at topics in international health in Paraguay. Lead by Dean John Buckwalter and Assistant Dean Shawna Jordan, the students who participated in the trip came with a variety of health-related focuses in the College […]

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