Children, Family & Human Services

Applied Behavioral Science

Our undergraduate mission is to teach students to understand behavior and solve societal problems through evidence-based practice and critical thinking.
Degrees:
B.A., B.G.S., Grad Certificate, M.A., Minor, Ph.D., Ph.D./M.P.H.

Behavioral Neuroscience

Develop your understanding of the biological bases of behavior and thought to prepare for careers in medicine, pharmacology, veterinary medicine, animal science, neurology, neurobiology, and neuroscience.
Degrees:
B.S.

Child Language (Ph.D. only)

The Ph.D. in Child Language focuses on the interdisciplinary academic preparation and research training of child-language specialists.
Degrees:
Ph.D.

Clinical Child Psychology (Ph.D. only)

The Clinical Child Psychology Program fulfills the basic orientations to Clinical Psychology as a practice area in professional psychology with an emphasis in working with children, adolescents, parents, and families.
Degrees:
Ph.D.

Gerentology (Ph.D. only)

KU's Doctor of Philosophy in Gerontology is an interdisciplinary research degree emphasizing social and behavioral gerontology.
Degrees:
Ph.D.

Human Sexuality

Examine how sexual identity and practices contribute to significant contemporary social issues such as human trafficking, family violence and health inequality.
Degrees:
B.A., B.G.S., Minor

Indigenous Studies

Learn about the complexity and diversity of Indigenous peoples' cultures and histories.
Degrees:
Grad Certificate, M.A., Minor

Latin American & Caribbean Studies

Develop cultural flexibility and knowledge of the languages and societies of the Americas. Most majors participate in real-world research through study abroad and study Spanish, Portuguese, Quechua, or Haitian Creole.
Degrees:
B.A., B.G.S., Grad Certificate, M.A., Minor

Linguistics

Develop a basic understanding of the human capacity to acquire, perceive, and produce language and of language's role in contemporary society.
Degrees:
B.A., B.G.S., M.A., Minor, Ph.D.

Psychology

Advance your understanding of human behavior, thinking, and emotion.
Degrees:
B.A., B.G.S., Grad Certificate, M.A., Minor, Ph.D., Undergrad Certificate

Religious Studies

Religious discourses and practices inform the way we perceive ourselves, those around us, and existence at large, even when we are not actively religious.
Degrees:
B.A., B.G.S., Grad Certificate, M.A., Minor

Sociology

Sociology is the study of social life, social change, and the social causes and consequences of human behavior.
Degrees:
B.A., B.G.S., Minor, Ph.D.

Speech Language Hearing Sciences & Disorders

Programs are designed for the student who seeks a career in speech, language, or hearing or is interested in normal communication development and communication disorders.
Degrees:
Au.D., B.A., B.G.S., M.A., Minor, Ph.D., SPLD

Visual Art Education

Prepare for a career as an art educator through classroom and teaching experiences in area schools and community settings.
Degrees:
B.A.E., M.A.

Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

The department fosters the interdisciplinary study of women, gender, and sexuality, through a rich multicultural and internationally informed academic environment.
Degrees:
B.A., B.G.S., Grad Certificate, Minor, Ph.D.