The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences, formerly the Department of Human Ecology, is a part of the School of Education and Urban Studies. The Department offers the Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Consumer Sciences with tracks in Fashion Merchandising and General Family and Consumer Studies. The Department prepares students with competencies and skills needed to address changes and new developments in consumer goods and services; to conduct research; and to work with communities to implement programs that improve family life.
Family and Consumer Sciences embodies three purposes in its commitment to improving the quality of life for individuals and families: enhancing students for personal development, preparing each student for family living, and educating students for professional specialization. The mission of the Department is to enhance the quality of family life in the communities served by the University.
Requirements for the B.S. Degree in Family and Consumer Sciences
A minimum of 120 credit hours are required to graduate with a B.S. degree in Family and Consumer Sciences. These credits are distributed as follows:
General Education and University Requirements 43
Supporting Courses 12
Common Core Courses for the Family and Consumer Sciences Major 16
Required Courses for the Family and Consumer Sciences Tracks 49
Total Credits: 120