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Family and Consumer Sciences Education, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #981 (BCR) , ND,
The family and consumer sciences education (FCSE) program at North Dakota State University has been approved by the State Board for Career and Technical Education for the preparation of family and consumer sciences teachers. The FCSE program is a versatile major due to the preparation of the student as both an educator and a family and consumer scientist.


Career Opportunities
Since the FCSE education major has preparation across all areas of family and consumer sciences, a wide variety of career opportunities in the field is possible. Graduates pursuing a career in teaching become employed in both traditional and nontraditional teaching situations. Settings include teaching in middle, junior and senior high schools and secondary vocational centers. Other career options include employment as consultants in teaching family and consumer sciences at the elementary school level or serving as family and consumer sciences teachers for special education students. Teachers of adult programs work with various agencies and local school districts offering adult enrichment, continuing education, evening and summer classes, and programs for special groups such as parents, senior citizens and migrant workers. Graduates also are employed by the Cooperative Extension Service, utility companies, health and human service agencies and retail establishments.In addition, graduates are employed in business, industry, government service and public agencies. The capacity in which our graduates serve in these fields varies. Some are employed as family and consumer scientists to contribute specific knowledge, while others are employed to provide educational services and information dissemination to consumers about products, services or facilities of different companies and agencies. Others have become involved in promotion and distribution.Career opportunities may be enhanced through careful selection of elective courses. Another major or minor offered through the College of Human Development and Education or a major from another teaching field is encouraged.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    130-132 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Life Span Development
  • Couples, Marriages and Families
  • Parent-Child Relations
  • Personal and Family Finance
  • Methods of Family Life Education
  • Children and Families Across Cultures
  • Native Americans and Multicultural Instructional Practices
  • Philosophy and Policy
  • Advising FCCLA
  • Methods of Teaching Family and Consumer Sciences I: Techniques

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

Minimum academic qualifications have been determined for education systems in most countries, yet some programs require higher scores for selective admission.

All students should have an educational background in the core curriculum of: science, mathematics, social science/history, and English to be considered for admission.

This requirement must be met prior to the application deadline and the student's cumulative grade point average (GPA) or score at each institution should be included on the academic record itself or on a separate letter from a school official.

Tuition Fee

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    282 USD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 282 USD per module and a duration of 48 months.
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Tuition fee per credit hour

Living costs for Fargo

  • 870 - 1260 USD/month
    Living Costs

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