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AHS Family and Consumer Sciences Education

The Family and Consumer Sciences major at WKU is comprised of 51 hours in the Family and Consumer Sciences content courses, 31 hours in Professional Education course work, and Colonnade courses to total 121 credit hours.  The following list shows course requirements for this major:

PROGRAM FOCUS: The central purpose of the program is to prepare graduates who can successfully assume the positions of family and consumer sciences educators in middle and secondary schools. The graduate will have a broad family and consumer sciences knowledge base as well as the ability to teach others how to use this information to improve personal and family life.


Comprehensive Major (No Minor Required) Requirements

IDFM 100 Intro to Housing/Interior Design

IDFM 131 Basic Apparel Construction

HMD 151 Food Science

FACS 191 Child Development

HMD 211 Human Nutrition

IDFM 223 Textiles

FACS 281 Design Foundations for FACS Ed.

FACS 282 Intro to FACS Education

AGED 300 Youth Developmentfor Agricultural Education

FACS 310 Management of Family Resources

FACS 311 Family Relations

FACS 312 Professional Ethics for Family Life

FACS 381 Methods and Materials in Family and Consumer Sciences

FACS 422 Adolescent Psychology

FACS 481 Advanced Methods

FACS 493 Family Life Education

FACS 494 Parenting Strategies

Elective Courses

FACS 192  Working with Young Children and Families

FACS 393  Role of Play in Child Development

FACS 495  Family and Relationship Violence

HMD 152   Food Service Sanitation

HMD 251  Commercial Food Preparation

HMD 171  Introduction to Management in the Hospitality Industry

IDFM 132  Perspectives of Dress

IDFM 431  Clothing and Human Behavior

PH 365  Human Sexuality

Professional Education Courses

MGE 275 Foundations of Middle Grades Instruction

SPED 330 Intro Exceptional Education Diversity in Learning

LTCY 421 Content Area Reading in the Middle and Secondary Grades

PSY 310 Educational Psychology: Development and Learning Applied Ed.

EDU 489 Student Teaching Seminar

MGE 490 Student Teaching

SEC 490 Student Teaching

Note: A grade of "C: or better is required in all courses in the major.

Examples of Positions: Family and Consumer Sciences Instructor, County Extension, and public or private business

For more information, please contact the department by phone (270-745-4352 ) or e-mail (lauri.warden@wku.edu).

Accreditations achieved within the Applied Human Sciences Department

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) - Nutrition & Dietetic Undergraduate and Graduate programs

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) - Early Childhood Education Associate Degree

National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) - Interior Design program


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 Last Modified 9/11/20