We hope you take a few moments to look through the individual areas and even come visit us to learn more. Whichever program you choose, we are confident you will find the information valuable and applicable to the world of today and tomorrow.
Community and Family Services - Entrepreneurial model available. Basic program provides you the tools to successfully work with and manage services within a variety of community services organizations. The individual in this area is likely the person that is a team player but that likes to work independently to pursue self and group appointed goals. Major option, Minors in this area would be Human Ecology or Family & Consumer Sciences.
Early Childhood - The Early Childhood Development program prepares individuals to work with children ages birth through eight, families, and programs serving individuals and families within communities. Major option and Minor available.
Fashion Merchandising - The Fashion Merchandising option is designed to teach developing professionals the knowledge and skills necessary for successful careers in the fashion industry. Major option and Minor Available.
Interior Design - The professional interior designer is qualified by education, experience, and examination to enhance the function and quality of interior spaces for the purpose of improving the quality of life, increasing productivity, and protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the public. Sustainability and Green Design. Major option and Minor
Interior Merchandising - The professional in interiors merchandising may be involved in any aspect of the marketing of interiors products, at both the retail and the wholesale level. Interiors merchandising is less a design field and more a business and marketing field within the home and business interiors market. Major Option.
Teacher Education Program - Pittsburg State University's department of Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Education program serves Kansas, the region and nation in this area of study. This program continues to serve the public by providing competent, caring and committed FACS teachers. Today, our program experiences annual growth in the number of graduates. Our graduates can be found teaching in schools throughout the Midwestern U.S. and as far away as Greece.
This program is jointly delivered through the department of Teaching and Leadership in the College of Education and the Department of Family & Consumer Sciences Early Childhood Development in the College of Arts & Sciences.. The administration of this program is from the Teaching and Leadership department. Advisors are in both departments.
Master's in Career and Technical Education with Family and Consumer Sciences emphasis - This program is presented cooperatively with the department of Technology and Workforce Learning within the College of Technology. Most of the students are secondary teachers who want to work on a masters degree that allows them to expand their content knowledge within the area of Family & Consumer Sciences. It is also of interest to any individuals who are interested in working in FCS County Extension programs. Talk with Dr. Duane Whitbeck within the department of Family & Consumer Sciences or Dr. John Iley in Technology and Workforce Learning for information.
Minors in addition to those listed above
Human Ecology: Human Ecology is the interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary study of the relationship between humans and their natural, social and built environments. This minor allows some flexibillity while providing a solid base from which to understand relationships and the life/work balance.
Youth and Adolescence: This minor is of interest to students in secondary education programs, sociology, psychology, recreation, and nursing. It provides a board developmental look at the youth and adolescent period. It is an interdisciplinary program that pulls from the best courses across campus related to this age group including course electives in Family & Consumer Sciences, Military science, Psychology, Sociology, and Social providing.
We also contribute courses to the following interdisciplinary minors: Gerontology, Public Health, Women's Studies