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Bachelor of Science
Family and Consumer Sciences Education Composite (B.S.)
Students gain knowledge in a variety of subjects related to families and consumers, including nutrition, clothing, interior design, child development, along with teaching knowledge and experience.
Family & Consumer Science, Textile class taught by Cheryl Empey in the  Department of Home and Family. Students Knitting.
Teach What You Love
As a FCS Education Composite major, students are qualified to teach in subjects such as nutrition and foods, child and human development, clothing and textiles, and more. Students also graduate with an Idaho Teaching License and are able to teach as soon as they graduate. Students are able to become teachers in these subjects that they love and teach students from grades 6-12.

Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) is a discipline that focuses on relationships among individuals, families and communities, as well as the environment in which they function. It is a discipline that prepares men and women to work inside and outside the home in a variety of career areas: Food and Nutrition, Child Development, Housing and Interior Design, Hospitality, Education and Extension, Apparel Entrepreneurship, Family and Community Services, & Resource Management. FCS careers are in high demand, marketable, have a positive impact on families, and secure self-reliance.

Family and Consumer Sciences Education, formerly known as Home Economics, is a program for students who plan to teach Family and Consumer Sciences at the middle school, junior high, high school, or postsecondary levels. Family and Consumer Sciences Education directly addresses the needs of individuals, families, and consumers. Teachers of Family and Consumer Sciences can directly impact the lives of individuals, the health of families, and the welfare of society and help to shape the future in a very direct way.

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Highlighted Career Paths

Graduates with a degree in Family and Consumer Sciences have a wide array of rewarding careers before them. Check out some of the top careers students get with this degree or explore more career options in I-Plan.
As an FCS teacher, you are qualified to teach a variety of subjects in the Family and Consumer Science category. This includes foods, child development, clothing, interior design, and more. You work closely with students in helping them understand class material, as well as accurately teaching the material.
Caseworkers work with at-risk children and their families. They have a variety of duties in making sure these children and family members get the best possible end result. The cases assigned vary from case to case, but they will need to determine the best course of action to take.
Home Economist
As an expert in food, nutrition, health, textiles, and clothing, you will work with families in improving their everyday life. This goes from helping parents understand child development, to improving the diet and health of families.

Getting Started in this degree

If you are interested in Family and Consumer Sciences, start with one of the following major-specific courses

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