College of Agriculture
Department of Agricultural Systems Technology and Education
This major provides professional preparation for teaching Family and Consumer Sciences Education and Occupational Family and Consumer Sciences Education in public schools, or for employment as a family and consumer scientist in business or government agencies, and extension. Many states, including Utah, require a master’s degree to work for extension.
This composite major includes study in nutrition and food sciences, family and human development, interior design, apparel and textiles, and consumer sciences, plus professional education courses.
Student teaching in secondary public schools is required. Internships in extension or business are available.
Students must complete the General Education requirements
Students must also complete the University Studies Depth requirements
- and will fulfill the Communications Intensive (CI) requirement
- will fulfill the Quantitative Intensive (QI) requirement
Students must also complete at least 2 credits in approved 3000-level or above courses from each of the following two categories: Humanities and Creative Arts (DHA) and Life and Physical Sciences (DSC) for the University Studies Depth requirements.
The following courses are required for the Family and Consumer Sciences Major. For admission into the Secondary Teacher Education Program, students will need to meet minimum grade requirements, found at teal.usu.edu/htm/undergraduate-programs/seced/adstep.