Human Ecology

(includes Family and Consumer Sciences education licensure program)

A major in human ecology prepares students for careers in education, Extension and other professions. Students take courses that provide a broad background in human ecology and integrate knowledge for an understanding of human needs, environments, and relationships. Students can complete requirements for teacher licensure in family and consumer sciences to teach in middle schools and high schools, or can complete a specialization to prepare for careers in Extension, community and social services, or business.

Related career titles

Adult educator
College/University Professor*
Community consultant
Cooperative extension agent
Curriculum developer
Employee training program coordinator
Family and consumer sciences teacher
     High School Teacher
     Middle School Teacher
Service coordinator
Youth services coordinator

*Additional training required for these occupations

Resources available in ACIC*

Careers for Caring People and Other Sensitive Types
Careers for Good Samaritans and Other Humanitarian Types
The Nonprofit Career Guide
Opportunities in Home Economics Careers

*Books are available for checkout.

Related human ecology links

K-State College of Human Ecology
http://www.he.k-state.edu/students/ugrad

American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
http://www.aafcs.org

National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences
http://www.neafcs.org/about-neafcs

USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture
http://www.nifa.usda.gov/

National 4-H Council
http://www.fourhcouncil.edu

K-State Research and Extension
http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/p.aspx