Family & Consumer Sciences - General
Students in the General sequence in the Family and Consumer Sciences program receive a broad education which prepares them for generalist careers in a variety of settings that enhance the lives of individuals, their families, communities and organizations. Those who study family and consumer sciences at a professional level acquire the knowledge and skills to help people make informed decisions to safeguard their health and optimize their quality of life. Students are provided opportunities to develop the knowledge, skills, attributes, and behaviors needed in a diverse and global society. Students will find this degree beneficial to developing their own unique professional career path.
Students are encouraged to consider completing a minor.
Point of Pride
All students in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences complete a professional practice (internship) or student teach prior to graduation. These experiences often lead to full-time job offers.
Why study Family & Consumer Sciences - General?
Five distinct programs prepare students to work in their specific area of interest:
- Fashion Design and Merchandising (FDM)
- Food, Nutrition and Dietetics (FND)
- Human Development and Family Science (HDFS)
- Interior Design (ID)
- Family and Consumer Sciences - Teacher Education (TE)
Each is an area of study that focuses on the well-being of individuals, family and communities, and graduates are prepared to work in specialized fields related to each area of study. Whether focused on sustainable clothing, healthy diets, rewarding relationships, pleasing environments or teaching the next generation, graduates are prepared to meet the challenges of today’s global environment.
Applying to Illinois State
Illinois State's preferred filing period for freshman students for the fall semester is September 1-November 15. Applying early is encouraged, as the University must limit enrollment due to space at the University and in specific majors/programs. Visit the Office of Admissions to apply today!