BS in Human Development and Family Science with Emphasis in Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Degree Program Descrption

Family and Consumer Sciences Education emphasis, prepares students to teach family and consumer sciences from birth to grade 12 in public schools. Students take required coursework in nutrition, child development, interpersonal relationships, personal finance, interior design, consumer behavior and courses from the College of Education required to become a certified teacher for middle school or high school. 

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Major Program Requirements

This academic emphasis requires that students successfully complete field experiences and a student teaching internship. Public schools require that students provide proof of up-to-date immunizations and professional liability insurance. Criminal background checks and other qualifications may be required depending on the school.

Due to changes from the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) that affect certification beginning in 2017, new students are not being accepted into this program at this time.

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Semester Plan

There is not a semester plan built for this emphasis area. 

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Degree Audit

The degree audit is an automated report reflecting a student’s academic progress toward the completion of a degree.  Degree Audits are not available for all programs; however, please consult with the appropriate college or school for audit information.

MU students can request a degree audit by logging in to myDegreePlanner.  Students may also access myDegreePlanner via myZou, in the Student Center, by clicking on the Request Degree Audit link. The audit automatically pulls in the student’s MU course work, transfer courses and courses in progress.  This is available to current students, admitted students, and those who last attended less than three terms ago.

Past MU students can request a degree audit by contacting the Academic Advising Unit of the division in which they were last enrolled at MU. For contact information, go to

Prospective students, can access a preliminary MU degree audit via Information on the college credits already earned will have to be manually entered before it can be evaluated against current degree requirements.

For additional details on degree audits, go to

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Major and Career Exploration

The University of Missouri has many resources to assist you in exploring majors and career possibilities.  For guidance, visit the Majors and Careers website or view specific resources below.

  • If you would like to learn more about your career interests, abilities, values and talents, visit the MU Career Center in the lower level of the Student Success Center.  No appointment is necessary to explore career options with one of our staff members.

For additional major and career exploration resources, visit Major & Career Exploration in the catalog.

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