Family and Consumer Science - BA, BS
This major prepares students for careers serving families and communities. With advanced study, students could work in areas such as consumer affairs, family therapy, human services, financial advising, parenting education and library science. The course work will provide students with a broad base in all aspects of family and consumer science. A student’s choice of concentration within the major will provide the focus for her intended career. Areas of concentration could include early childhood family education (ECFE), business, journalism, communications, psychology, sociology, textiles/apparel or foods/nutrition.
If students choose to complete a major in family and consumer science with a grades 5-12 teaching licensure, they will be prepared to teach at the middle school and secondary levels in areas such as family life, parenting, money management, consumerism, housing and interior design, as well as traditional areas of food, nutrition and clothing. Students completing the family and consumer science major and education course sequences meet the requirements for Minnesota licensure in family and consumer science education as prescribed by the Minnesota Department of Education.
This major is offered in the College for Women only.
|FACS 3350||Child in the Family||4|
|FACS 3360||Parenting Education 1||2|
|FACS 3650||Personal and Family Financial Management||4|
|FACS 3700||Interior Design/Housing 1||4|
|FACS 4000W||Management Approach to Family Systems 1||4|
|FASH 2050||Textiles with Lab||4|
|FASH 2100||Apparel Construction and Analysis||4|
|or FASH 2150W||Sociocultural Aspects of Dress|
|FSNU 2300||Nutrition Foundations||4|
|FSNU 2900||Food Science||4|
|FSNU 4270||Current Issues in Foods and Nutrition||4|
|Required Supporting Courses|
|CHEM 1010||General Chemistry for Health Sciences with Lab||4|
|INDI 2000||Career Development for Women||2|
|PSYC 1001||General Psychology with Lab||4|
|PSYC 2025||Lifespan Developmental Psychology||2-4|
|or PSYC 2026||Lifespan Development: Theory and Methods, Conception/Prenatal Development to Middle Childhood|
|SOCI 3210||Family, Identity and Inequality||4|
|THEO 3850W||Human Sexuality: Theological and Spiritual Explorations||4|
|or BIOL 1120||Biology of Women with Lab|
|Three upper division courses in one area of concentration||12|
Courses offered alternate years.
Family and consumer and science majors satisfy the Writing Requirement for Majors by completing FACS 4000W Management Approach to Family Systems. They complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core Writing Requirement with three other writing intensive courses (CORE 1000W The Reflective Woman or CORE 2000W The Reflective Woman, CORE 3990W Global Search for Justice, and one other writing intensive course in this or another department).