Bachelor's Degree in Family Studies – FCS Teacher Certification

Department of Nutrition, Hospitality and Human Services

Degree: Bachelor of Science
Major: Family Studies
Concentration: Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Certification
Hours: 120

Family and Consumer Sciences

Delivery Options:

Degree Description

The Lamar University Bachelor of Science Degree in Family Studies – Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Certification will prepare you for teaching FCS in Texas, complete with teacher certification through the Department of Teacher Education. If you choose a career outside of teaching, this degree will also set you up for positions that require a broad range of education and experience.

By virtue of your substantial exposure to each of the major areas of study within the discipline, (i.e., nutrition, fashion retailing and merchandising, interior design, hospitality administration and family studies), as a graduate, you will bring to your job a broad scope of knowledge regarding service and how to elevate individuals' and families' quality of life. Watch the faculty interview to learn more about the Department of Nutrition, Hospitality and Human Services. 

Why Study Family and Consumer Sciences at Lamar?

Our teacher certification program for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Family Studies – FCS Teacher Certification at Lamar University provides professional training for careers requiring knowledge of family and consumer sciences and expertise in instructional methods. Upon graduating from this program, you will meet Texas requirements for teaching family and consumer science courses at the secondary level.

You will also need to meet the certification requirements of the Lamar University Teacher Education Program as outlined in the Teacher Education section of the Lamar website. Before you can be certified, you must successfully complete the Family and Consumer Science content examination and the TExES examination covering Pedagogy and Professional Responsibilities.

Career Paths

This program is designed to create Texas teachers of family and consumer sciences. However, the general degree may also be a stepping stone into graduate study or a variety of careers in business, healthcare or social service, to name a few.

Primary Careers

Teacher, case worker, customer service professional

Career Areas

  • Education
  • Retail
  • Health and human welfare
  • Hospitality
  • Social services

Median Salary


Types of Employers

  • Schools and universities
  • Hotel and hospitality companies
  • Retail and merchandising companies
  • Governmental agencies
  • Non-profit social service providers