Pittsburg State University’s Family & Consumer Sciences major provides students the opportunity to select from four option areas: Community and Family Services, Early Childhood Development, Fashion Merchandising, or Interior Merchandising.
The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Pittsburg State University addresses the critical issues of today and tomorrow in Child Development, Consumer Education, Family Relationships, Housing and Interiors, Merchandising, and Nutrition and Healthy Living. Further, the department’s educational programs and experiences guide students to develop the professional and life skills they need in order to function effectively in their daily living and working environments.
All Family and Consumer Sciences programs have a common theme: each, in some way, addresses the social, physical, and economic well-being of individuals and families as they function in their communities at home and around the world. The programs in the department focus on the fundamental building blocks of human existence—food, shelter, clothing, human relationships, commerce, and family life.
Students in this program earn a significant number of scholarships.
The Department of Family & Consumer Sciences offers baccalaureate degrees and a cooperative master’s degree program. B.S. programs are offered in Community and Family Services, Early Childhood Development, and Fashion Merchandising. A B.S.E. program is offered in Family & Consumer Sciences Education. The department is also a partner in the Early Childhood Unified program housed in the College of Education. The department offers minors in Early Childhood, Fashion Merchandising, Human Ecology, and Youth and Adolescent Development. The department also contributes to minors in Women’s Studies and Public Health.
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Students in the Family and Consumer Sciences major take a selection of classes that successfully prepare them for a career in a related field.
Students have an option to choose between these emphasis: