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Family and Consumer Sciences, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #1089 (BCR) San Francisco, CA, United States
The Family and Consumer Sciences program of San Francisco State University provides experiential programs focused on empowering individuals and strengthening families, communities, and the institutions which serve them, with a commitment to social justice and a goal of improving the quality of life within a dynamic and diverse global environment.
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Overview

The Family and Consumer Sciences program of San Francisco State University enables a student to specialize in the area of Child & Family Studies. The common core of the program is devoted to students acquiring an understanding of family transitions, diversity, and resource management; sensitivities to the needs and value systems of individuals, families, and groups which vary by age, socioeconomic status, and ethnic identity; and the role expectations of professional family life and community educators.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Family and Consumer Sciences majors will explain and relate the synergistic and integrative nature of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) to the three critical components of its body of knowledge: core concepts, integrative elements, and cross-cutting themes.
  • Students will understand life course development for diverse individuals and families through the use of the human ecosystems theory.
  • Based on life course development, within the context of relevant human ecosystems, students will apply sustainable management of resources, problem solving, decision making, and technical strategies, for the capacity building of individuals,children, families and community vitality.
  • Students will research, evaluate, synthesize and apply their findings to issues and problems that affect the quality of life for individuals, children, families and communities.
  • Students will analyze and evaluate how individual, family and national decisions may impact other countries of the world.
  • Students will apply an integrative, synergistic focus to address critical societal issues.
  • Students will Identify and evaluate issues of social responsibility, professional behavior, and ethics.

Career paths

  • The diversity of career options for students within our programs is great as each program offers particular paths to employment.
  • Child & Family Studies – Business, Consumer, & Family Resource Specialist; Youth Development Coordinator; Family Life or Early Childhood Educator; Child & Family Advocate and Policy Analyst 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Young Children and Families
  • Infants, Toddlers, and Families
  • Adolescents and Families
  • Transitions in the Family Life Cycle
  • Assessment and Observation with Children
  • Early Childhood Education Curriculum: Birth to Five

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    61

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:

    500

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Complete and submit the CSU Application
  • Students will be required to submit official, original or certified/attested copies of all original academic documents in the original language of issue
  • Applicants who are presently attending a college or university in the United States must, in addition to their international records, submit official transcripts of all work completed and in progress
  • Applicants must be qualified to enter a university in their home country and have a good scholastic record from an accredited/recognized school
  • All applicants for admission to the University must pay a $55.00 application fee
  • English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

  • International

    7440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7440 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    7440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7440 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for San Francisco

  • 2206 - 4120 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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