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OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18 
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2017-18 [Archived Catalog]

Family and Consumer Sciences Education - Community Leadership Major (B.S.H.C.S.)

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Major code BS6375

Patton College of Education 
Human and Consumer Sciences 
McCracken Hall
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.2880
Fax: 740.593.0289

Lisa Diebel, contact person

Program Overview

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.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

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.



Universitywide Graduation Requirements

To complete this program, students must meet all Universitywide graduation requirements .

Department Level Requirements for Human and Consumer Sciences

View the Department-Level Requirements for the Department of Human and Consumer Sciences .

Additional Professional Courses

Complete one of the following courses with a 2.00 GPA or higher:

Community Leadership Track

Required Community Leadership Core Courses

Minor or Certificate Program

Students must complete an advisor-approved minor or certificate program to complete the requirements of the degree. Hours will vary 18-24, depending on the minor/certificate program selected.

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