Family and Consumer Sciences

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Pittsburg State University’s Family and Consumer Sciences major provides students the opportunity to select from four emphasis areas: Community and Family Services, Early Childhood Development, Family and Consumer Sciences Education, and Nutrition and Wellness.

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  • About Degree

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. Furthermore, the program's educational options 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 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.

About Family and Consumer Sciences Department

Family and Consumer Sciences offers baccalaureate degrees and a cooperative master’s degree program. Bachelor of Science degrees are offered in Nutrition and Wellness, Community and Family Services, Family and Consumer Sciences Education, and two tracks in Child Development. The program has an Early Childhood Unified: Birth - Kindergarten degree and offers minors in Child Development, Family and Consumer Sciences, Human Ecology, Nutrition and Wellness, and Youth and Adolescent Development. Family and Consumer Sciences also contributes to minors in Women’s Studies and Public Health.  

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