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K-State Today

August 22, 2017



Two programs receive name changes in College of Human Ecology

By College of Human Ecology

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

The degree name for the Bachelor of Science degree program in family studies and human services is now called human development and family science. 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 human development and family science provides students a strong foundation in human development, family science, and application of knowledge to practice. Human development and family science 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.

Also receiving a name change is the master's and doctoral program in couple and family therapy — previously marriage and family therapy. The master's degree will now be a Master of Science in family studies and human services with a specialization in couple and family therapy. The doctoral program will be a Doctor of Philosophy in human ecology with a specialization in couple and family therapy.

Similar to the human development and family science 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.