Quality Indicators

Our Mission

The mission of the Family & Human Services department is for students to attain the attitudes, skills, and knowledge to become effective, ethical, and compassionate human services professionals who engage in creative approaches to meet diverse individual, community, and societal needs.

Our Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees are both approved by NAADAC and the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board (BSRB) to provide the coursework required for students to become Licensed Addiction Counselors (LAC) and Licensed Clinical Addiction Counselors (LCAC). Click here to see NAADAC certification.

Our Associate’s degree is approved by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) to provide the coursework required for students to become certified Person Centered Case Managers. See our Career Ladder in Addiction Counseling for more information.

The Family & Human Services Advisory Board is made up of practitioners/leaders in the Human Services professional community. We meet with them annually in order to share information with them and to seek advice and get feedback about our program. Our Advisory Board helps us keep our curriculum aligned with the changing needs of the field so that our graduates are employable and ready to meet the demands of the job.

Current assessment data indicates we are meeting our goals in each of our student learning outcome domains.

BAS Assessment Report

MA Assessment Report


Student Learning Outcomes

Upon graduation, Family and Human Services students should be able to:


  1. Describe the historical development and scope of the Human Services field.
  2. Explain the foundational values of the Human Services field, including the promotion of strengths, diversity, social justice, and integrative wellness. 
  3. Demonstrate effective prevention, intervention, and evaluation skills for working with individuals, families, and other stakeholders. 
  4. Demonstrate effective interpersonal and professional skills appropriate to the Human Services field.
  5. Adhere to professional ethical standards.


  1. Demonstrate an advanced integrative approach to the provision of human services.
  2. Use effective professional practice skills in applied settings, including prevention, assessment, treatment, and program monitoring.
  3. Display interpersonal and professional skills appropriate for leadership in the helping professions.
  4. Adhere to the profession’s Code of Ethics.

GET IN TOUCH WITH Family & Human Services

Family & Human Services
Benton Hall, Room 311
1700 SW College Ave.
Topeka, KS 66621

Phone & Email
Ph: 785.670.2116

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