Department of Human Sciences
Beth Emery, program coordinator
The curriculum leading to a major in Family and Consumer Studies is designed primarily for preparation in broad areas of the field. Electives may be used to build strong combinations with other fields of interest. A major in Family and Consumer Studies requires the selection of one concentration from the two available plus one minor outside the field of human sciences.
The concentration in Family and Consumer Sciences Education offers preparation for students to teach family and consumer sciences education in grades 6-12. Licensure to teach family and consumer sciences requires a bachelor’s degree from an institution approved for the training of teachers in family and consumer sciences and its occupational areas. A minor in Secondary Education is also required.
Occupational endorsements may be added but are not a required part of the major. Those who successfully complete the program are qualified to teach in vocationally reimbursed family and consumer sciences programs as well as nonreimbursed programs. This curriculum also offers preparation for extension service, business, consumer services, and government agencies.