Family Studies: General

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This flexible degree plan prepares you for positions that require a broad range of education, experience, and marketable skills. By virtue of your substantial exposure to each of the major areas of study within the discipline, (i.e., nutrition, fashion retailing and merchandising, hospitality administration, and family studies), as an FCS graduate you will bring to your job a broad scope of knowledge regarding service and how to elevate the quality of life of individuals, families, and communities.

Students have the opportunity to develop the following marketable skills in the program:

  • Thinking skills, including the ability to reason, think creatively, make decisions and solve problems affecting consumers, families and communities.
  • Adaptive skills, including flexibility, maturity, responsibility, commitment and enthusiasm.
  • Interpersonal skills, including being a team member, and serving consumers, families, and communities from diverse backgrounds.
  • Personal skills, including responsibility, verbal and written communication, self-management, and reliability.