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Family and Consumer Sciences Education—Community Leadership Major

Ohio University

48 months
22406 USD/year
22406 USD/year
12612 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The B.S.H.S.C Family and Consumer Sciences Education—Community Leadership Major is offered by Ohio University's College of Education through the Department of Human and Consumer Sciences.


Program Overview

  • The B.S.H.S.C Family and Consumer Sciences Education—Community Leadership Major's students at Ohio University completing this program fulfill the requirements for a career-technical teaching license in Family and Consumer Sciences to teach in grades 4 - 12. 
  • FCS education majors receive Serv-Safe Certification and can select electives to receive the Certified Family Life Educator credential (CFLE). Teacher candidates are also prepared to be future advisors of the FCCLA (Family, Career and Community Leaders of America) career-technical student organization.
  • FCS education majors learn and apply principles of consumer economics, financial literacy, and resource management; learn and apply theory and research on human development, interpersonal relationships, and family systems to build and strengthen individual family assets; know and demonstrate the role of food and nutrition in constructing a healthy lifestyle; investigate and plan career pathways and research transitioning processes through the life cycle.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

  • Graduates entering the middle school or high school teaching field might teach courses in Healthy Living, Healthy and Safe Foods, Consumer Economics and Financial Management, Career Search or Career Search with a mentorship program for students, Child Development and Parenting, Resource Management Skills, or Managing Personal Transitions.
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Education teacher candidates are prepared to coordinate GRADS, Ohio’s in-school teen pregnancy program, provide leadership development through the FCCLA student organization, provide leadership for in-class service learning, teach foundation classes for the Human Services career pathways. In Ohio, FCS education is a legislated program to teach the required financial literacy for high school graduation.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Aesthetics of Architecture and Design
  • Intimate and Family Relationships
  • Individuals and Families Over the Lifespan
  • Dynamics in Parent-Child Relations
  • Community and Workforce Opportunities in Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Families as Consumers in Global Communities 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Application form
  • $70 international application processing fee
  • Official academic records
  • Evidence of sufficient funding
  • Statement of activities.
  • Exams for scholarship consideration
  • Official TOEFL or IELTS results if available
GCSE or IGCSE Curricula
  • For students participating in the GCSE or IGCSE curricula, we generally expect to see at least 6 passes, graded C or higher. Students who are going on to complete GCE Advanced Subsidiary (AS-levels) and/or Advanced Levels (A-levels) may be awarded transfer credit for successfully completed exams.
International Baccalaureate Curriculum
  • For students studying an International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum, we generally expect an average of 5 out of 7 on your college-preparatory curriculum. IB Higher Level examinations may also be eligible for transfer credit.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22406 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22406 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    22406 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22406 USD per year during 48 months.
  • In-State

    12612 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12612 USD per year during 48 months.

Living costs for Athens

1079 - 1780 USD /month
Living costs

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


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