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College of Human Sciences: Family & Consumer Sciences Education and Studies

In this major you will gain a broad understanding of individual and family issues and use your education and research to improve the well-being of individuals, families, and communities. Three options in family and consumer sciences education and studies are available: teacher licensure, communications, and professional studies. Graduates in the licensure option teach at the middle and high school levels preparing youth for their roles within families, careers, and communities. In the communications option you will be prepared to teach adults and youth in settings such as families extension, community programs, businesses, and nonprofit organizations. The professional studies option allows you to develop an individualized program of study using general knowledge of family and consumer issues in fields such as health, law, manufacturing, housing, financial planning, food marketing, journalism, and international relations.

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