Family and Consumer Sciences Education—Community Leadership Major (B.S.H.C.S.)
The Community Leadership track prepares graduates for employment in areas such as workforce development, human services leadership, youth leadership (4-H, Extension Services), after-school programs, early child care administration, corporate offices, and non-profit organizations.
All students with majors in Family and Consumer Sciences Education learn and apply principles of consumer economics, financial literacy, and resource management; learn and apply theory and research on human development, interpersonal relationships, and family systems to build and strengthen individual family assets; know and demonstrate the role of food and nutrition in constructing a healthy lifestyle; and investigate and plan career pathways and research transitioning processes through the life cycle. All FCS education majors receive Serv-Safe Certification.
Family and Consumer Sciences Education empowers individuals and families throughout their lives to manage the challenges of living and working in a diverse, global society. The unique focus is on work, families and interrelationships. Students beginning this major at an Ohio University regional campus have the opportunity to acquire most of the courses recommended for their freshmen and sophomore years.
For Freshman/First-Year Admission, Change of Program or External Transfer
No requirements beyond University admission requirements. To obtain the documents necessary to change your major or externally transfer into the program you will need to speak with a representative in the Office of Student Affairs located on the 1st floor of Patton Hall in Room 103. The main office can be reached at 740.593.4400.
Opportunities Upon Graduation
Graduates of the FCS Community Leadership track can acquire jobs in the human services field, in businesses related to the courses required in this varied curriculum, programs working with adolescents, private day care, and other programs such as Peace Corps.