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Family and Consumer Sciences: Apparel and Textiles, Financial Literacy, Hospitality, and Merchandising Option, B.Sc.

  • Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Are you interested in working with individuals and families? Our program provides students a broad education for careers in consumer affairs, dietetics, hospitality services, family services, or merchandising and textiles. The courses in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences provide the foundation for challenging careers.

About

Coursework required for the Apparel and Textiles, Financial Literacy, Hospitality and Merchandising Option includes the option requirements, semester hours for the selected concentration and the completion of the related minor.

Students must select from one of four concentrations: Apparel and Textiles Design, Financial Literacy, Hospitality Management, and Merchandising.

Concentrations
  • Apparel and Textile Design: this Concentration includes the print and textile design minor and prepares students for careers in product design, apparel development and textile industries.
  • Financial Literacy: this Concentration includes a Business Administration minor and prepares students for careers in consumer services, government agencies and financial areas.
  • Hospitality Management: courses include Food Sanitation, Lodging Operations, Dining Room Management, and Destination Management; possible careers include hotel management, resort and club operations, food and beverage management, and conference planning.
  • Merchandising: with possible careers are in retail management, textile and apparel product development, department buying, and visual merchandising the Merchandising option includes courses in Fashion Buying, Fashion Distribution Systems, Interior Design, Housing, History of Costume, and Textiles.

Accreditation

  • Eastern Illinois University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of College and Schools and by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education.
  • American Association of Schools of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Family and Consumer Sciences: Apparel and Textiles, Financial Literacy, Hospitality, and Merchandising Option
  • Computer Concepts and Applications for Business
  • Financial Accounting
  • Consumer Textiles: Care and Production
  • Foundational Focus of Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Professionalism in Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Internship
Apparel and Textile Design Concentration
  • Color Management Technologies
  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemistry Laboratory
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Sociology of Clothing
  • Historic Costume and Fashion Analysis
  • Fashion Distribution Systems
  • Clothing and Soft Goods Construction
  • Textiles: Color Design Production
  • Personal and Family Finance
  • Pattern Development & Design
  • Public Presentation Techniques
  • Introductory Psychology
Financial Literacy Concentration
  • Survey of Finance
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Lifespan Human Development.
  • Personal Nutrition
  • Housing
  • Personal and Family Finance
  • Consumer Issues
  • Family Budgeting and Debt Management
  • Real Estate Fundamentals
  • Risk and Insurance
Hospitality Management Concentration
  • Practical Microbiology
  • Legal and Social Environment of Business
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Food Selection and Preparation
  • Food Service Sanitation
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Practicum
  • The Hospitality Industry
  • Lodging Operations
  • Commercial Quantity Food Production
  • Hospitality Operations and Cost Control
Merchandising Concentration
  • Principles of Macroeconomics
  • Sociology of Clothing
  • Historic Costume and Fashion Analysis
  • Fashion Distribution Systems
  • Clothing and Soft Goods Construction
  • Textiles: Color Design Production
  • Personal and Family Finance
  • Public Presentation Techniques
  • Introductory Psychology

English Language Requirements

  • 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.

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  • 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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • 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. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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General Requirements

  1. Application for Admission
  2. Official records (transcripts or mark sheets) beginning with secondary school. Transcripts must bear the seal and signature of the appropriate school official, and be accompanied by an official English translation if necessary. A minimum grade point average of a 2.0 on a 4.0 scale is required. All transcripts become property of this University. Transfer students are strongly encouraged to submit course descriptions or syllabi as this information will greatly expedite the transfer process.
  3. English Language Proficiency Requirement: Official TOEFL, IELTS, STEP EIKEN, Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB), or iTEP Academic Plus Examination mailed directly from the respective testing service. The school code for Eastern Illinois University is 1199. Test results are valid for two years only. Required scores are listed here. Please note, conditional admission is possible for students who have not met the English requirement.
  4. A completed International Student Financial Affidavit Form, documenting sufficient funding for the intended program of study. To see the total cost of one year of study, please see our Costs page.
  5. Non-refundable application fee of $30.00 U.S. in the form of a check, certified check or money order made payable to Eastern Illinois University.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    361 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 361 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    289 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 289 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    289 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 289 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
Estimated Cost:
  • Illinois & Border States: $20,756.28
  • Non-Border States: $22,916.28
First-time freshmen meeting these academic requirements can also pay the current in-state tuition rate:
  • A minimum 26 ACT composite (1760 new SAT combined score)
  • A 3.50 cumulative grade point average on a 4.00 scale
First-time transfer students meeting these academic requirements can also pay the current in-state tuition rate:
  • A 3.50 cumulative grade point average on a 4.00 scale.
  • Minimum of 15 college-level credits from an accredited college or university.

Living costs for Charleston

  • 1100 - 1500 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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