Family and Consumer Studies provides an interdisciplinary approach to those factors that influence the well-being of families, consumers, and communities. General areas of study and research include consumer studies and family economics, human development and family studies, environment and behavior, and Human Development and Social Policy.
The two undergraduate majors emphasize interdisciplinary training within the social sciences and both provide excellent pre-professional background for graduate work in the fields of business, education, public policy, health, law, social work, social services, etc.
Courses in our undergraduate majors also support a number of other programs on campus including Behavioral Science and Health, Child Life Specialist, Early Childhood Education, Financial Planning and Environmental Studies. Many of our classes have a Service Learning component. Minors are also available in each areas of study.
Transcripted Emphasis Options
Becasue of the many elctive options students can also make their own "unofficial emphasis". For example if a student is interested in becoming a Marriage and Family Therapists the academic advisors will recommend certain courses that fit that career goal well. Your transcript will not have an emphasis noted but as graduate programs review your transcript they will see a common thread through the elective courses you chose for your major.
Undergraduate Academic Advising
Please visit the academic advising page to schedule an appointment with an advisor.