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B.S. in Family and Consumer Sciences, Family and Consumer Sciences

The Family and Consumer Sciences – Family and Consumer Sciences major at Colorado State University provides students with a focus on family and consumer well-being, growth and development of family members, and the relationship of households to their environment.

Quick Facts

 
Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, August
Tuition Fee: $31,712 per year
Location: Fort Collins, CO, United States

The Family and Consumer Sciences – Family and Consumer Sciences major at Colorado State University is interdisciplinary, bringing together coursework in human development, family studies, nutrition and foods, consumer sciences, personal finance, apparel and textiles, design and merchandising, and health and wellness.

It is highly recommended that students participate in internships, volunteer activities, or cooperative extension opportunities to enhance their experiences and development. Graduates who seek advanced degrees often attain higher-level professional positions.

Potential Occupations

Graduates’ career opportunities include, but are not limited to:

  • Cooperative extension/agent
  • Consumer information specialist
  • Program development
  • Consultant
  • Product representative
  • Customer service specialist
  • Writer/developer of informational or educational materials
  • Governmental, community, and non-profit agency worker

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“My experience at CSU, and particularly in the Department of Fish, Wildlife, and Conservation Biology has been invaluable! The program was both challenging and supportive.”

Sara Bombaci // Master of Science

Courses included

  • Finance-Personal and Family
  • Food Principles and Applications
  • Food Principles end Applications Laboratory
  • Infant and Child Development in Context
  • Adolescent/EarIy Adult Development in Context
  • Adult Development-Middle Age and Aging
  • Housing Values in America

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