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School of Family Studies and Human Services


Students interested in the Human Development and Family Science program have a heart for service and helping individuals succeed in all aspects of their lives.

The Human Development and Family Science program focuses on the development of the individual in a family context. The program emphasizes the development of individuals across the lifespan. Students learn to implement and assess programs and services designed to strengthen and enhance individual and family well-being. The program also offers both a master's degree and doctoral degree.

The HDFS program is in the School of Family Studies and Human Services within the College of Human Ecology. It is interdisciplinary and offers a broad range of coursework and experiences that allow graduates to have a number of career options within youth and childcare programs, family social service programs, mental health centers, nursing homes, churches and developmental programs.

In addition to studying on the Manhattan campus, students may also choose to pursue a bachelor's degree on the Polytechnic campus in Salina or online through K-State Global Campus.

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