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Preparing students for living, learning, and leading in their communities and career endeavors.

Applied Human Sciences

The department views the family, in all its diverse forms, as the cornerstone of a healthy society. 

        Our mission is to improve the well-being of the family through programs that
        educate and influence public policy, career paths and family life. 

        Our vision is to be recognized as preparing the best-qualified graduates in
         the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

        Our focus  is on preparing students for living, learning, and leading in global
        communities and career endeavors. 

Since it's beginning in 1911, many changes have occurred in the department; however, one thing that has not changed is the high standard of academic quality offered through dynamic Majors, Minors, Certificate programs and Involved Student Organizations.

Students in the Applied Human Sciences department have consistently been awarded top honors by the college and have been awarded not only local, but national and international scholarships and awards for their hard work.  Students are well prepared for careers in a wide variety of fields and compete successfully in the global market.







Contact Us:

Dept. Office | Academic Complex 302F

Phone: 270.745.4352 Email: deirdre.lawless@wku.edu




Accreditations achieved within the Applied Human Sciences Department

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) - Nutrition & Dietetic Undergraduate and Graduate programs

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) - Early Childhood Education Associate Degree

National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) - Interior Design program


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 Last Modified 10/26/23