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Programs in Human Ecology Receive Name Changes

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

The School of Family Studies and Human Services announces two name changes for two degree paths.

The degree name for the B.S. degree program in Family Studies and Human Services is now called Human Development and Family Science (HDFS). The name change reflects national naming trends in the discipline and will provide students with a degree program name that is more recognizable to employers.

The curriculum for the undergraduate program has not changed. The coursework in HDFS provides students a strong foundation in human development, family science, and application of knowledge to practice. HDFS graduates are prepared to enter a variety of careers working directly with individuals and families across the life span, or to attend graduate or professional school.

In addition, a minor in Human Development and Family Science is available. For more information, visit:  https://www.he.kstate.edu/fshs/academics/hdfs/.

Also receiving a name change is the master’s and doctoral program of Couples and Family Therapy (previously Marriage and Family Therapy).  The master’s degree will now be a master’s of science in Family Studies and Human Services with a Specialization in Couple and Family Therapy. The doctoral program will be a Ph.D. in Human Ecology with a Specialization in Couple and Family Therapy.

Similar to the HDFS program name change, the new Couple and Family Therapy program name reflects national naming trends in the field and also more accurately represents the diverse populations that the program serves. No curriculum changes will be made with the name change. For more information, visit: www.he.k-state.edu/fshs/academics/cft.

This article was posted on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, and is filed under College News, Family Studies & Human Services.