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2014-2015 University Catalog 
2014-2015 University Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Family and Consumer Sciences Education, BS

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About the Program

Making a difference in the lives of young people is what Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Education is all about. As a family and consumer sciences educator, you can make a lifelong impact. You can help students develop the ability to become independent, to assume family and community roles, and to succeed in the workplace. Students in FCS benefit from extensive field experiences in schools and community agencies.

Purdue’s FCS Education graduates are in high demand and often receive several job offers. Because the program is aligned with national standards, you will not only have met requirements for an Indiana teacher’s license, but you’ll also be prepared to teach anywhere in the United States. FCS Education is an interdisciplinary program between the College of Health and Human Sciences and the College of Education.

Summary of Program Requirements

The Summary of Program Requirements for Family and Consumer Sciences Education  is a comprehensive list of those categories which a student must fulfill in order to earn their degree. Unlike the full Detailed Program Requirements listed below, complete lists of selectives for any given category are not shown. These summaries are intended to be printer-friendly and less expansive in detail.

Detailed Program Requirements

Please see below for detailed program requirements and possible selective fulfillments.

125-127 credits

Family & Consumer Sciences Education Core (University Foundational Learning Outcomes) (11-20 credits)

Oral Communication

select from University list (EDPS 31500  recommended, which will also fulfill 3 credits of Content-Area Selective)

Fulfills 1 Science Core Course

Behavior/Social Science

*** fulfilled by

Quantitative Reasoning

Science, Technology & Society

select from University list (See list below for recommendations, which will also fulfill 3 credits of Content Area Selective) ●if doing concentration, fulfilled by STAT 11300  

Additional FCSE Core Requirements (6 credits)

Major Requirements - Family & Consumer Sciences Content (52-53 credits)

Maintain a minimum Content GPA of 2.50/4.00.

Content-Area Selectives - select 6 credits - course content must be related to family & consumer sciences

(●if doing concentration, must take STAT 11300  and it also fulfills Sci, Tech & Society Core)
(●if doing concentration, must take HDFS 34300 , HDFS 35800, or HDFS 34100 )

Major Requirements - Professional Education (48-49 credits)

Maintain a Professional Education GPA of 3.00/4.00 with no grade lower than a “C-” and no incompletes for any single professional education course.

Family & Consumer Sciences Education

Electives (0-8 credits)


125-127 semester credits required for Bachelor of Science degree (126-128 if doing Human Services Concentration)

At least 32 credits of coursework required at 300 level or higher to meet graduation requirements.

Minimum 2.80 grade point average required to qualify for admission to teacher education and student teaching. Students must meet criteria for admission to the Teacher Education program. Complete information and requirements are listed at http://www.teach.purdue.edu/current_st/index.html.

University Foundational Learning Outcomes List


Optional Human Services Concentration Requirements

Program Requirements

16 Credits

17 Credits

16 Credits

17 Credits

15 Credits

15 Credits

13 Credits

Spring 4th Year

Professional Semester 4

16 Credits

125 Total Credits

1 CSR 12000  is generally offered Fall semeser
2 If completing the Human Services Concentration, must complete HDFS 33100  instead of EDCI 35000 
3 If completing the Human Services Concentration, must complete HDFS 32500 
4 If completing the Human Services Concentration, Take STAT 11300 - It will also fulfill Science, Technology, and Society
5 If doing the Human Services Concentration, must take HDFS 34300 , HDFS 358, or HDFS 34100 

Critical Course

The ♦ course is considered critical. A Critical Course is one that a student must be able to pass to persist and succeed in a particular major.

Foreign Language Courses

Foreign Language proficiency requirements vary by program.  For acceptable languages and proficiency levels, see your advisor:

American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, (ancient) Greek, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish

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