What will I learn?

Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) is an exciting field with many career opportunities. The mission of this interdepartmental major is to prepare professionals dedicated to enhancing the well-being of individuals, families, and the communities and environments in which they live and/or work.

Students graduate with an interdisciplinary perspective about the challenges encountered by families and consumers. Through coursework, students gain skills to assist families and consumers with quality of life decisions and challenges related to interpersonal/human relationships, consumer and financial resource management, personal development, nutrition and wellness, and balancing family and work.

This program emphasizes the management and problem-solving skills needed to be a responsible and productive individual, family member, and worker. Students take coursework in a variety of departments including, but not limited to:

School of Education

Human Development and Family Studies

Food Science and Human Nutrition

Design and Merchandising

Health and Exercise Sciences

Students have the option of the FCS concentration or the FCS Education concentration. Upon graduating, students will be eligible to take the exam to be certified in FCS with the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Learning Goals

Students will:

  • demonstrate an understanding and comprehension of the FCS body of knowledge
  • demonstrate, at a professional level, oral and written communication and problem-solving proficiency within FCS
  • demonstrate synthesis and integration of the specialized FCS body of knowledge through engaged learning experiences
  • choose, examine, and assess the impact of civic engagement relevant to FCS

Potential Occupations

Our graduates’ career opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Secondary classroom teacher
  • Cooperative extension/agent
  • Consumer information specialist
  • Program development
  • Consultant
  • Product representative
  • Customer service specialist
  • Writer/developer of informational or educational materials
  • Governmental, community, and non-profit agency worker
  • Child/youth family advocacy
  • Family financial officer
  • Wellness director
  • Peace Corps volunteer

Majors

  • Family and Consumer Sciences Concentration
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education Concentration

Which department am I in?

College of Health and Human Sciences

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$31,962.00 per year
Application deadline

1 November 2021, 1 February 2022

Start date

18 January 2022, 22 August 2022

Venue

College of Health and Human Sciences

217 L.L. Gibbons Building, 850 Oval Drive,

1501 Campus Delivery,

FORT COLLINS,

Colorado,

80523, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Apply as an international first-year freshman if you are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and you’ve never attended university or all university credit you earned was prior to secondary school completion.

For international students

Apply as an international first-year freshman if you are not a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and you’ve never attended university or all university credit you earned was prior to secondary school completion.

English Language Requirements:

TOEFL IBT: 72; PTE Academic: 50; IELTS Academic: 6.0

Application deadline: Feb/01 for fall; Nov/01 for spring.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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