Major code BS6375
Patton College of Education
Human and Consumer Sciences
Athens, OH 45701
Lisa Diebel, contact person
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.
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.