Family and Consumer Sciences Education

College of Health and Human Sciences

Family and Consumer Sciences Education prepares students to be professional educators in areas related to individual and family life. This major includes coursework from: Child Development and Family Studies, Consumer Sciences and Retailing, Foods and Nutrition, and Hospitality and Tourism Management. Students develop critical and creative thinking ability as well as a broad perspective in food service, nutrition, parenting, child development, relationships, personal finance, consumer economics, business, education, and leadership.

Family and Consumer Sciences Education Website

Plan of Study


Transfer GPA and Course Requirements

Purdue admits to individual majors. To be considered for admission as a college transfer student, applicants must meet minimum GPA requirements for their desired major. In addition, some majors have course requirements. Requirements for this major are posted below (unless the program is closed to transfers).

Minimum GPA: 2.8


Contact Information
Phone: 765-494-8533


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