Family and Consumer Sciences Program
The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) at SHSU is a long-standing contributor to successful graduates in Texas and the world. Since 1909, programs in FCS have evolved to meet the challenges of a modern-day society focusing on contemporary issues in a changing world. This evolution provides graduates with degrees relevant to current career trends and prepares them to enter a career in a global market. With flexible degree programs, you can pursue options within your major and match a minor to complement it. An FCS education provides you with practical knowledge and critical and creative thinking skills to address problems in diverse family, community, and work environments.
The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences offers many exciting and interrelated programs including Interior Design, Fashion Merchandising, Food Service Management, Food Science and Nutrition, and General Family & Consumer Sciences (teacher certification optional).
Both BA and BS degree plans are available for most major fields of study.
All students who complete programs in Fashion Merchandising, Food Service Management, General Family and Consumer Sciences (without teacher certification), and Interior Design are required to complete a supervised internship of at least 300 hours. Students are provided leads for securing internship opportunities; however, part of the internship experience is securing a suitable position. We also offer students the opportunity to travel to Europe to study the works and lives of chemists and their influence on our world, especially in the areas of textiles and food science (offered in coordination with the Department of Chemistry).