Family and Consumer Sciences

What it's all about

This major teaches students about issues that affect individuals, families and communities with special attention to issues that relate to the basic needs of food, shelter, clothing and relationships. Students examine personal and family life across the life span as they merge the challenges of living and working in a diverse, global society.

Under the general Family and Consumer Sciences degree, there are two options to choose from. Option 1 fulfills all of the requirements for a BA or BSFCS degree and also leads to teacher certification. Option 2 also fulfills all of the requirements for a BA or BSFCS, but differs in that it contains courses from all areas of Family and Consumer Sciences and thus prepares students for careers requiring a broad, general background in the field.

You might take classes such as:

  •  Food Science
  •  Individual and Family Development
  •  Textile Science
  •  Meal Management
  •  Family Development

Graduates of this major often go on to:

  •  teaching professions
  •  work in counseling
  •  jobs in event planning, human resources or non-profit organizations.
  •  careers in ministry.