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B.S. in Family and Consumer Sciences

This Family and Consumer Sciences program at Colorado State University emphasizes the management and problem-solving skills needed to be a responsible and productive individual, family member, and worker.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 4 years
Starting in: January, August
Tuition Fee: $32,734 per year
Location: Fort Collins, CO, United States

Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) is an exciting field with many career opportunities. The mission of this interdepartmental major is to prepare professionals dedicated to enhancing the well-being of individuals, families, and the communities and environments in which they live and/or work.

Students graduate the Family and Consumer Sciences program at Colorado State University with an interdisciplinary perspective about the challenges encountered by families and consumers. FCS students attain skills to assist families and consumers with quality of life decisions and challenges related to interpersonal/human relationships, consumer and financial resource management, personal development, nutrition and wellness, and balancing family and work.

Learning Goals

Students will:

  • demonstrate an understanding and comprehension of the family and consumer sciences body of knowledge
  • demonstrate, at a professional level, oral and written communication and problem-solving proficiency within FCS
  • demonstrate synthesis and integration of the specialized FCS body of knowledge through engaged learning experiences
  • choose, examine, and assess the impact of civic engagement relevant to FCS

Potential Occupations

  • 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


“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


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