Family and Consumer Sciences Education
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.
The home of the Family and Consumer Sciences Education major is the Department of Human Development and Family Studies, located in Hanley Hall and Fowler House. In HDFS, all undergraduate students experience great academics, personal attention, and real-world experience. Get a taste of what we have to offer here.
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Careers in Family and Consumer Sciences Education
The employment rate for graduates of this major 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.
Transfer to Family and Consumer Sciences Education
Purdue admits to individual majors. In addition to meeting overall Purdue transfer criteria, such as minimum high school course requirements, applicants must also meet major-specific requirements. The major-specific criteria for this program are listed below. Students who meet or exceed these are the most competitive candidates for admission. Before applying, review the closed programs page to confirm your desired major is open to transfer students for your desired entry term.
Minimum GPA: 2.8
Contact InformationHHS Undergraduate Student Services