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Family and Consumer Science (FACS / FSNU)
Program Options: B.A., B.S.
This major prepares you for careers serving families and communities. With advanced study, you could work in areas such as consumer affairs, family therapy, human services, financial advising, parenting education and library science. Your course work will provide you with a broad base in all aspects of family and consumer science. Your choice of concentration within the major will provide the focus for your intended career. Areas of concentration could include early childhood family education (ECFE), business, journalism, communications, psychology, sociology, social work, textiles/apparel or foods/nutrition.
If you choose to complete a major in family and consumer science with a grades 5-12 teaching licensure, you will be prepared to teach at the middle school and secondary level in areas such as family life, parenting, money management, consumerism, housing and interior design, as well as traditional areas of food, nutrition and clothing. Students completing the family and consumer science major and education course sequences meet the requirements for Minnesota licensure in Family and Consumer Science Education as prescribed by the Minnesota Department of Education.
As an entering first year student you will be eligible for one of two scholarships in the amount of $1,000 per year for four years. To compete for this scholarship, you must:
- Maintain at least a 3.0 grade point average
- Participate in extracurricular activities
- Apply and be accepted to St. Kate's by February 15
See also: Education - Family and Consumer Science with Grades 5-12 Teaching Licensure.
(Note: Courses marked with the (+) symbol are offered alternate years.)
FACS 3350 Child in the Family
FACS 3360 Parenting Education +
FACS 3650 Personal and Family Financial Management
FACS 3700 Interior Design/Housing +
FACS 4000 Management Approach to Family Systems +
FACS 4604 Internship
FASH 2050 Textiles with Lab
FASH 2100 Apparel Construction and Analysis or FASH 2150 Sociocultural Aspects of Dress
FSNU 2200 Food, Nutrition and You
FSNU 2900 Food Science
FSNU 4250 Current Issues in Food and Nutrition 2 Cr +
Required supporting courses:
CHEM 1010 General Chemistry for Health Sciences
INDI 2000 Career Development for Women
PSYC 1001 General Psychology with Lab
PSYC 2025 Lifespan Developmental Psychology
SOCI 3210 Family, Identity and Inequality
THEO 3850 Human Sexuality or BIOL 1120 Biology of Women
Three upper division courses in one area of concentration
Family and consumer and science majors satisfy the Writing Requirement for Majors by completing FACS 4000. You complete the Liberal Arts and Sciences Core Writing Requirement with three other writing intensive courses (CORE 1000 and CORE 3990, and one other writing intensive course in this or another department).