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Program Overview

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The Family and Consumer Sciences Education option at CSUN provides a background in FCS Education coursework for students wanting a broad FCS educational background or to pursue a teaching single subject credential.  FCS Education students who wish to pursue a Home Economics credential must seek subject matter clearance by completing passage of the CSET.  Please see the Credential section in the University Catalog.

The curriculum provides a comprehensive background in child development and guidance; family living and parenting education; consumer education; housing and interior design; food and nutrition; textiles and apparel design and merchandising; individual and family health; and leadership.

Mentorship & Advising

All students in the Family and Consumer Sciences Education option receive guidance from faculty advisors who are mindful of students’ career goals. 


A crucial component to the FCS Education academic experience is the required internship course. Students earn professional experience and academic credit toward the degree. Internships provide networking opportunities and potential lifelong professional relationships.

Updated February 24, 2021