Family and Consumer Studies, B.S.

Child Development and Family Studies is a nationally approved program that offers preparation for a student to become a Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) Completion of this program leads to career opportunities with family life education, social service agencies, day care programs (care giving and administration), crisis intervention programs, and senior citizen services; in business as consultants; in medical settings as care givers or child life specialists; and as advocates for children and families.

The curriculum for the concentration in Family and Consumer Sciences Education offers preparation for students to teach family and consumer sciences education in grades 5-12. Licensure to teach family and consumer sciences requires a bachelor's degree from an institution approved for the training of teacher in family and consumer sciences and its occupational areas. Occupational endorsements may be added but are not a required part of the major. Those who successfully complete the program area qualified to teach in vocationally reimbursed family and consumer sciences programs as well as non-reimbursed programs. This curriculum also offers preparation for extension service, business, consumer services, and government agencies

B.S., Family and Consumer Studies is accredited by AAFCS. In the spirit of sharing information related to the program's performance with the public, the following data is provided.

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  • Total Credit Hours Required for Degree: 120
  • Total Time to Graduate (13-17 Credit Hours Each Term): 8 Semesters or 4 years (if attending only fall and spring terms)
    *The time to graduation is for students beginning the program with no prior college credit.

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