May 26, 2019  
2011-2012 General Catalog 
2011-2012 General Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG Please see current catalog]

Family and Consumer Sciences Education (FCSE), BS

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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.

  •   will fulfill the DHA requirement
  •   will fulfill the DSC requirement

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


Major Required Courses (92 credits)

A grade of C or better must be earned in these courses

Minimum University Requirements

Total Credits


Grade Point Average (most majors require higher GPA)

2.00 GPA

Credits of C- or better


Credits of upper-division courses (#3000 or above)


USU Credits (10 of last 40 must be USU credits)


Completion of approved major program of study

See college advisor

Credits in minor (if required)


Credits in American Institutions (ECN 1500 ;HIST 1700 , HIST 2700  or HIST 2710 ; HONR 1300 POLS 1100 ; or USU 1300 


General Education Requirements  and University Studies Depth Requirements 




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