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Child and Family Studies Majors and Minors

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Say “YES” to FCS!  Join our Child and Family Studies program!  We offer three majors and two minors to empower you reach your goals of work – life balance with family, career and community involvement.  Pursue a General FCS career to make unique contributions to diverse and and ever evolving educational, community, and business contexts. The program meets the standards for the Family Consumer Sciences Education standard certification for the State Department of Education in secondary education (grades 6-12) and standard occupational certification for the Idaho Division of Career and Technical ­Education.

 

MAJORS AND MINORS IN CHILD AND FAMILY STUDIES

Preparing professional educators for teaching and leadership in family and community.

B.A. or B.S. in Secondary Education with a major in Family and Consumer Sciences Education

B.S. in General Family Consumer Sciences (a non-teaching major)

Minor – Consumer Economics

Minor – Family Consumer Sciences

 

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION

    Family, Career and Community Leaders of America

    Family Consumer Sciences students participate in FCCLA at local, state, and national levels.

 

 

A. or B.S. in Secondary Education with a major in Family and Consumer Sciences Education

  • Secondary Education Graduation Requirements
  • Professional Education Core (41 credits)
  • Complete Either:
    • Two (2) Years (4,000 clock hours) related work experience,  OR
    • Approved Practicum in Student’s Field of Specialization
  • Secondary Endorsements: Single Content (45-credits min) OR  Multiple Content (30 credits + 20 credits min)
  • Supporting Teaching Minor(s) (such as Consumer Economics, Health, or Natural Science) (20+ credits)

Career Opportunities: - Teaching

Public School Secondary Teacher   

Secondary FCS-Education Teacher

Home Economist   

Home Management Advisor

Private School Elementary Teacher

Garment Construction

Adoption Agency

Consultant

B.S. in General Family Consumer Sciences (a non-teaching major)

  • Family and Consumer Science Graduation Requirements
  • Required FCS – General Required Courses (39 credits, in sequence)
  • FCS – General Elective Courses (28 credits, or as recommended by advisor)
  • Non-FCS Minor (General FCS must have non-FCS minor)

Career Opportunities

Interior Design

Facility Management

Clothing Specialist

Retail Buyer

Home Management Advisor

Textile Designer

Child Life Advisor   

Home Economist

Textile Design Technician

Hotel Management

Community Service Worker

Child Care Facility Manager

Store Manager

Consultant

Consumer Economics Minor

Consumer Economics Minor (21 credits)

  • Specific Required Courses from Family Consumer Sciences Major (15 credits)
  • Elective Course from Family Consumer Sciences Major (6 credits)

Family Consumer Sciences Minor

(This is a non-certification program)

FCS Minor (24 credits)

  • Specific Required Courses from Family Consumer Sciences Major (21 credits)
  • Elective Course from Family Consumer Sciences Major (3 credits)

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