Family and Consumer Sciences Education

College of Health and Human Sciences

Making a difference in the lives of young people is what Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Education is all about. Family and consumer sciences educators help young people become independent, assume family and community roles, and succeed in the workplace. The Family and Consumer Sciences Education curriculum prepares students to be professional educators in areas related to individual and family life. Students take a wide variety of courses in human development, nutrition, textiles and fashion, personal finance, and other areas. Students also gain hands-on experience though field placements in schools and community agencies. The culminating capstone experience in this major is a semester of full-time student teaching in a middle school and a high school.

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Family and Consumer Sciences Education Website

Plan of Study


Transfer GPA and Course Requirements

Purdue admits to individual majors. Many majors require that applicants have completed specific coursework, and all have a suggested minimum GPA. The criteria for this major are listed below. Students who meet or exceed these criteria are the most competitive candidates for admission. Before applying, review the closed programs page to confirm your desired major is open to transfer students.

Minimum GPA: 2.8


Contact Information
Phone: 765-494-8533


The employment rate for graduates is typically 100% and students often receive multiple offers. All Family and Consumer Sciences Education graduates are licensed to teach in middle and high school family and consumer sciences programs. They also have career opportunities with community human service agencies, businesses, and the Cooperative Extension Service. Job opportunities are very strong for graduates, and job openings are expected to exceed the supply of new teachers in Indiana and nationwide for the next several years.

Related Career Interests

Teaching and Education