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Undergraduate Majors

Ohio University's nine undergraduate colleges offer more than 250 programs of study. Students may select from a wide variety of majors, minors and certificates. While most undergraduate programs at the Athens campus are designed to be completed in four years, a limited number of two-year degree programs are available as well.

Family and Consumer Sciences Education—Community Leadership Major (B.S.H.C.S.)

Major code BS6375

Patton College of Education
Human and Consumer Sciences
McCracken Hall
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.2880
Fax: 740.593.0289
http://www.cehs.ohio.edu/academics/hcse/fcse/

Lisa Diebel, contact person
diebel@ohio.edu

Program Overview

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 the freshmen and sophomore years.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements. Students interested in changing into this major should contact the chair of the Department of Human and Consumer Sciences .

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements. A college or department advisor can offer assistance with the transfer of courses to Ohio University. A good resource for the planning of transfer credits is through Ohio's Course Applicability System.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Graduates of the FCS Community Leadership track can acquired 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.