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Family & Consumer Sciences Major

If you’re interested in improving the quality of life for others, a Bachelor of Science in Family & Consumer Sciences can lead to a very fulfilling career. Earning FCS certification is the path for students wanting to teach FCS in a public or private school setting.

Students are prepared to assist children, adolescents and families navigate resources in a variety of community, industry, social service and government settings, blending and applying theory from the classroom with real-world experiences.



Why We’re Unique

  • Only program of its kind within a 125-mile radius
  • Hands-on experience working with children, adolescents and the community
  • Opportunities to become involved in community projects, service-learning experiences, and a wide range of local and national professional association activities
  • Fontbonne’s reputation for preparing outstanding professionals
  • The reputation of alumni who have distinguished themselves as leaders in their professional work and careers

Recent Internships

  • Multiple middle and high school settings throughout the St. Louis region, most recently including Hazelwood, Parkway, and Rockwood school districts
  • Operation Food Search
  • Grace Hill Settlement House Carondelet

Fontbonne University’s Family & Consumer Sciences Graduate Successes

  • The St. Louis Home Economists in Home and Community presented Fontbonne graduate student Stephanie Heth ’15 with a scholarship, noting her initiative and persistence in pursuing her goal of becoming a family and consumer sciences teacher. Past scholarship recipients include:
    • April Dalton '15
    • Kali Kieber Keenum ‘13
    • Melissa Lorenz ‘13
    • Lauren Meade Maedge ‘12
  • Other Fontbonne FCS Leaders:
    • Monica Dickens ’11, FCS Department Chair, Parkway South High School
    • Sharon Ferree ’12, Textbook contributor
    • Diane Lucas ’07, National Board Certification


Learn more about career opportunities with the Family and Consumer Sciences major

Questions? Contact Admissions: (314) 889-1400 or 1-800-205-5862 | fbyou@fontbonne.edu