OVERVIEW OF THE FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES PROGRAM

The discipline of Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) combine the natural and social sciences when it empowers individuals and families across their life span to manage the challenges of living and working in a diverse global society. FACS at Fairmont State is either a BA in Education 5-Adult or a BS in FACS.  There are five areas of study within the discipline. They are Clothing and Textiles, Foods and Nutrition, Housing and Home Furnishings, Human Development and the Family, and Management and Consumer Economics. These five areas of study explore the following:

  •  Strengthen your well-being
  •  Become a responsible citizen and leader
  •  Promote optimal nutrition and wellness
  •  Manage your resources
  •  Balance your personal, home, family, and work life
  •  Utilize healthy practices
  •  Use critical and creative thinking skills
  •  Manage your life, employment, and career
  •  Be a smart consumer and provider of goods and services
  •  Appreciate human worth

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES IN FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES

 Family and Consumer Sciences have a large variety of career opportunities for individuals. An individual can expand the areas of interest and find many different types of career. The career may be as a teacher in a formal classroom from the 5 grade to adult. The career may also be outside the classroom in business, industry, or education. The following career titles are just a few of the may areas one could pursue for one’s life work. The careers are:

•Teacher
•Designer
•Manager
•Sales Personnel
•Nutritionist
•Visual Artist
•Director
•Consumer Specialist
•Chef •Food Scientist
•Early Childhood
•Extension Agent
•Child Development
•Fashion Apparel

Contact Info

Penny Morrison
FSU School of Education
Room 340 Education Building
Phone: 304.367.4662
FAX: 304.367.5499
E-Mail: Penney.Morrison@fairmontstate.edu