Family and Consumer Sciences Major

Do you want to be an advocate for health and well-being in your community? 

At a glance

Family and Consumer Sciences prepares you to enhance the well-being of people and the communities they live in. Through the program’s interdisciplinary design, you’ll take a broad range of courses to provide you with the breadth of content and skills you’ll use in your future career. With combined coursework and field experience, you’ll gain skills in observation, program development and implementation, family systems and counseling, personal finance, nutrition, social policy, and more.

Degree typeBachelor of Science
FormatOn campus
Part ofCollege of Health and Human Sciences
Competitive major?No
Accelerated option?No
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A concentration allows you to specialize in a certain area within your major, offering a depth of information and hands-on experiences that you may not otherwise get. Many students in this major will concentrate in one area to work in a specific field after college, as well as find mentors and internships before they even graduate.

Family and Consumer Sciences Education

If you plan to teach Family and Consumer Sciences at the middle school, junior high, high school, or postsecondary levels, you’ll want to focus in the education concentration. You’ll apply for the licensure program in your third year, and participate in student teaching, working closely with classroom teachers and students in local schools.

Interdisciplinary Family and Consumer Sciences

The interdisciplinary concentration provides you with a focus on consumer and family well-being, growth and development of family members, and the relationship of households to their environment. You’ll pursue careers in consumer program development, product design, consumer information, entrepreneurship, government, community, and nonprofit work, among others.  

Some Career Options

You’ll graduate with an interdisciplinary perspective about the challenges encountered by families and consumers in today’s world. You’ll get opportunities in a wide variety of fields, from education to health and wellness to international human services and beyond. These are just a few of the careers you may pursue with this degree.

Tour and info session options

Tours may be available as part of Admissions tours and info sessions, offered throughout the year.

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