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Applied Human Sciences Majors


 

The Department of Applied Human Sciences offers the following majors and concentrations:

 

Interior Design & Fashion Merchandising

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Fashion Merchandising
Concentration

The central purpose of this program is to prepare graduates who can successfully fulfill focal roles as managers, merchandisers, and problem solvers in the textile and apparel industry.

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Interior Design
 Concentration

The Interior Design curriculum at Western Kentucky University is a comprehensive Bachelor of Science degree that covers all areas of commercial and residential design.

 

 

Family and Consumer Sciences

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Child Studies
Concentration

The central purpose of this program is to prepare students who are interested in working in a child and family-focused environment.

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Family & Consumer Sciences Education
 Concentration

The central purpose of the program is to prepare graduates who can successfully assume the positions of family and consumer sciences educators in middle and secondary schools.

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Family Studies
Concentration

The central purpose of the program is to prepare graduates who are interested in working in a family-focused environment.

 

 

Hospitality Management and Dietetics

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Food, Nutrition and Wellness
Concentration

This option helps prepare students for careers in extension services, community food programs, foodservice management, wellness programs, pharmaceutical sales, and quality control or public relations for the food industry.
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Hotel, Restaurant, and Tourism Management
 Concentration

This option prepares students for a comprehensive education in the service, hospitality sector of the Hotel, Restaurant and Tourism Management field.

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Nutrition and Dietetics
Concentration

The Nutrition and Dietetics program results in a bachelor of science degree and helps prepare students to become registered dietitians/registered dietitian nutritionists (RD/RDN). 

 

 

 

Early Childhood Education

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Early Childhood Education
Associate Degree

The emphasis on a quality environment and educational experience for children birth through kindergarten has increased demand for early childhood educators with the appropriate course work.  This program prepares gradutes to meet this demand.

 

 

 

 

 

For more information, please contact the department by phone (270-745-4352 ) or by e-mail (lauri.warden@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 7/12/18