Human Sciences

Community Development

A Master's degree for community leaders, practitioners and those working in all areas to help communities and regions build their capacity for an inclusive, sustainable future.


A Master's degree designed to prepare Registered Dietitians to practice at an advanced level in one of the most dynamic and versatile of the health-related professions.

Early Care & Education for a Mobile Society

A Bachelor's degree designed to prepare students to work in early childhood settings with young children, especially those whose family members are highly mobile, in a variety of programs in the community and on military installations.

Family & Community Services

A Master's degree that focuses on the development and implementation of public, private and voluntary support services for individuals, families and localities and that prepares individuals to function in a variety of occupations promoting family life, and family/community well-being.

Family & Consumer Sciences Education

Two Master degree options focused on curriculum planning, student engagement and analyzing the historical and philosophical underpinnings of FCS Education.

Family Financial Planning

A Master's degree and graduate certificate composed of courses in investing, insurance, retirement, housing and counseling to prepare financial planners to assist individuals and families in meeting their financial goals.


A Master's degree and graduate certificate in the study of physical, mental and social changes in older people with the opporutnity to investigate changes in society resulting from the aging population.


A Master's degree and graduate certificate for professionals designed to provide a global prospective with a focus on the interaction of cultural, economic, political, social, and environmental systems as t hey relate to the soft goods industry.

Youth Development

A Master's degree and two graduate certificates focused on positive youth development, enabling them to become socially, emotionally, and cognitively competent adults.

Military Families

The Military Academic Advancement Program (MAAP), is an initiative of the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education Alliance (Great Plains IDEA) offering convenient anytime, anywhere online degrees and certificates.


Agricultural Education

A Master's degree in a broad field of study that is designed for individuals who educate others about agriculture in both formal and informal settings.

Agricultural and Environmental Law

An undergraduate certificate that focuses on legal issues that arise in agriculture, rural communities and the food industry.

Agricultural Systems Management Technology

Undergraduate and graduate courses available in the areas of renewable energy, agriculture and food safety, grain preservation and machinery management and technology.

Animal Science

A graduate certificate designed to provide students with foundational knowledge across the many facets of animal science.

Food Safety and Defense

A graduate certificate that meets the educational needs of those charged with protecting the human food supply from accidental or deliberate contamination with pathogenic microbes and/or toxicants.

Grassland Management

A graduate certificate that focuses on the princpal land resource type in the Great Plains with courses available in fire ecology, plant identification, forage quality and invasive species.


Three graduate level certificates and courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels are available for students seeking to gain knowledge and enhance their skill sets in horticulture.

Quantitative Genetics and Genomics in Animal Sciences

Graduate level courses in animal breeding and genetics.

Soil, Water and Environmental Science

A Master's degree and graduate certificate composed of courses in biology, chemistry, physics, hydrology and pedology that can be selected to meet student needs and interests.

Swine Science Online

An undergraduate certificate that offers education and training of future pork professionals to benefit the pork industry by inspiring a career interest through academic training and application.