In the fall semester of 2012, KSU introduced an undergraduate degree program into the Land Grant Program for the first time since 1961 to address the shortfall in the number of graduates in food, renewable energy, and environmental sectors of the U.S. economy. Building on this existing expertise, KSU developed this new baccalaureate degree program in Agriculture, Food, and Environment with four individual Options:
- Agricultural Systems
- Food Systems and Nutritional Sciences
- Environmental Systems
- Aquaculture Systems
The Rosenwald Center for Family and Children provides mentoring experiences for KSU undergraduate students in Practicum 311 and 411 in the undergraduate degree in Agriculture, Food, and Environment Program (John Sedlacek, PhD) and students in Practicum in the area of Child Development and Family Relations (Herman Walston, PhD). The KSU Bachelor of Science Degree in Child Development and Family Relations is preparing students to pursue careers in areas such as (but not limited to) research, evaluation, children’s programming, children’s advocacy and parent-child education.
Other career options for individuals completing this degree include managing an in-home childcare center, early childhood facility director, curriculum developer, and corporate advisor for in-house child care facilities.