Family and Consumer Sciences Major

The Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) profession is dedicated to enhancing the relationships among individuals, families, communities and the environments in which they function. The family and consumer sciences profession takes leadership in improving individual, family, and community well-being; impacting the development, delivery, and evaluation of consumer goods and services; influencing the creation of policy; and shaping societal change, thereby enhancing the human condition.

Students in FCS take a common core of foundation courses in content areas based upon American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS) standards. In addition, students take restricted supporting courses in the program.

Both teaching and non-teaching options are available.

Both teaching and non-teaching options take the following core classes:

EDEC 160Early Childhood through Adolescent Development3
FCS 138Srvy of Fam Fin and Cons Issue3
FCS 239Contemporary Consumer Issues3
FCS 263Relationships and Fam Systems3
FCS 337Personal and Family Finance I3
FCS 371Research Methods in HHD3
FCS 437Managing Work and Family3
FCS 457Family Life Education3
FCS 460Parenting3
FCS 464Gndr, Rce, Clss, and Fam Diver3
FCS 465RFamily Law & Public Policy3
NUTR 221CSBasic Human Nutrition3
Take the following:
FCS 338
  & FCS 339
Personal and Family Finance II
   and Family Financial Counseling
or FCS 359 Theor Skills for Helping Relat
Total Credits39-42