B.S. General Family and Consumer Sciences
The goal of Family and Consumer Sciences is to prepare individuals for family life, work life, and careers in Family and Consumer Sciences by providing opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors needed in a diverse global society. Our unique focus is on families, work, and their interrelationships. The program intends:
- To empower the Family and Consumer Sciences practitioner to make unique contributions to diverse and ever evolving educational, community, and business contexts.
- To produce Family and Consumer Sciences graduates who will be proficient in the delivery of their subject areas and in subject matter knowledge, as well as those research strategies, which can be used to evaluate curriculum effectiveness.
The Bachelor of Science degree in General Family and Consumer Sciences is designed to provide a strong generalist background in all the content areas included in FCS: Child Development, Family Relations, Clothing and Textiles, Nutrition and Foods, Housing/Interior Design, Consumer Economics, and Management. This degree offers a broad-based curriculum to prepare candidates for a variety of employment settings and non-paid work. FCS is a unique profession whose vision “empowers individuals and families across the lifespan to manage the challenges of living and working in a diverse global society.”
Summary of Requirements for a Bachelor of Science Degree in General Family and Consumer Sciences
Required courses must be taken in the recommended sequence. The candidate must work closely with a Family and Consumer Sciences advisor as early as possible in the program.
Family and Consumer Sciences Coursework
|FCS 1100||Family and Consumer Sciences Professions||1|
|FCS 2209||Early Childhood Environments||3|
|FCS 2229||Textile Products||3|
|FCS 3314||Interior Design and Housing||3|
|FCS 3332||Methods in Family and Consumer Sciences||3|
|FCS 4429||Social and Psychological Aspects of Clothing||3|
|FCS 4431||Family Resource Management||3|
|FCS 4435||Relationships within Families||3|
|FCS 4470||Consumer Economics||3|
|EDUC 2201||Development and Individual Differences||3|
|EDUC 2204||Families Community Culture||3|
|Foods and Meal Management|
and Foods and Meal Management Lab
|FCS 4471||Advanced Consumer Economics||3|
|FCS 4472||Teaching Consumer Economics||1-3|
|FCS 4494||Partnerships with Professionals||3-6|
|ECON 2201||Principles of Macroeconomics||3|
|ECON 2202||Principles of Microeconomics||3|
and Quantity Foods Laboratory
|NTD 4439||Sports Nutrition||3|
|CTE 4444||Career Guidance in Career and Technical Education||3|
Majors in General Family and Consumer Sciences must have a minor outside the Family and Consumer Sciences program area. The candidate must work closely with a Family and Consumer Sciences advisor concerning selection of this minor. Once the minor is determined, candidates should be advised within the department of the minor emphasis.