• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Family and Consumer Sciences is an exciting field with many career opportunities. The mission of this interdepartmental major at Colorado State University is to prepare professionals dedicated to enhancing the well-being of individuals and families, and the communities and environments in which they function.
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Overview

Students in the Family and Consumer Sciences major at Colorado State University gwith 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.

This program emphasizes the management and problem-solving skills needed to be a responsible and productive individual, family member, and worker. Students take coursework in FCS, Human Development and Family Studies, Food Science and Human Nutrition, Design and Merchandising, and Health and Exercise Sciences.

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
  • Consumer information specialist
  • Customer service specialist
  • Writer/developer of informational or educational materials
  • Governmental, community, and non-profit agency worker
  • Child/youth family advocacy
  • Family financial officer
  • Wellness director

Detailed Programme Facts

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Business Computing Concepts and Applications 
  • Personal Computing 
  • Consumers in the Marketplace 
  • Health and Wellness 
  • General Sociology 
  • Public Speaking 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    79

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  • Minimum required score:

    53

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General Requirements

  • Application for admission
  • $50 application fee or waiver
  • Official high school transcript
  • Personal statement
  • Recommendation
  • English proficiency test results
  • Immigration documents (for international students)
  • ACT or SAT results (optional for international students)

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Tuition Fee

  • International

    30780 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30780 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    12058 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12058 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Fort Collins

  • 1210 - 1800 USD/month
    Living Costs

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Funding

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