The Bachelor of Arts in Family & Consumer Sciences enables a student to specialize in the area of Child & Family Studies. The common core of the program is devoted to students acquiring an understanding of family transitions, diversity, and resource management; sensitivities to the needs and value systems of individuals, families, and groups which vary by age, socioeconomic status, and ethnic identity; and the role expectations of professional family life and community educators. Students pursuing this major, may complete field experiences in business, education, government, or private social service agencies.
FCS majors must see an advisor to prepare a Graduation Plan which outlines their individual course sequence. Some major classes may require the plan be presented on the first day of classes. See department office (Burk Hall 329) for information to include in the advising folder. Students who wish for credits earned at another institution to be accepted in lieu of courses offered for the major at SF State must obtain acceptance from the major advisor and the department chair.