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Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Purdue University in West Lafayette

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 Science, located in Hanley Hall and Fowler House.  In HDFS, all undergraduate students experience great academics, personal attention, and real-world experience. 

Plan of Study

Family and Consumer Sciences Education, BS
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Transfer to Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Purdue admits to individual majors. Transfer students must meet Purdue's overall transfer criteria, as well as any major-specific requirements. Before you apply, check the closed programs page to confirm this major is open to transfer students. If it is, refer to the information below for major-specific transfer criteria.

Minimum GPA: 2.8

Contact Information

HHS Undergraduate Student Services
(765) 494-8533

College of Health and Human Sciences

Careers in Family and Consumer Sciences Education

All Family and Consumer Sciences Education graduates are licensed to teach in middle and high school consumer and family 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.

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