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Family Consumer Science

at Minnesota State University, Mankato

Program Details

  • Award: Bachelor of Science
  • Credits: 120
  • Delivery: Face-to-face where some online courses may be available or required.
  • WIA Certified
  • Emphases:
  • Dietetics, Credits: 43
  • Child Development and Family Studies, Credits: 52
  • Food and Nutrition, Credits: 49

About this Program

The Department of Family Consumer Science is committed to training professionals to promote the wellbeing of individuals and families. The Department offers a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in four areas:

Dietetics, which is accredited by the Academy of Nutritionand Dietetics and provides the academic training required to become a Registered Dietitian.
Child Development and Family Studies, which is approved by the National Council on Family Relations which allows graduates to become Certified Family Life Educators.
Family Consumer Science Education, which is approved by the Department of Education which allows graduates to be licensed to teach FCS in grades 5-12.
Foods and Nutrition, a broad major that prepares graduates to work as foodservice managers, community nutrition educators, food researchers or health promotion and wellness coaches.

The Department also offers a flexible minor that is a good complement to numerous majors.

Program Locations

  • Minnesota State University, Mankato 56002

Labor Market Information

  • Nannies

  • Median wage: $10.92/hour-Well below the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • Preschool Teachers

  • Median wage: $15.57/hour-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • Teacher Assistants

  • Median wage: $30,182/year-Below the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
  • Farm and Home Management Advisors

  • Median wage: $29.02/hour-Above the median
  • Employment outlook: Well above statewide average
  • Childcare Workers

  • Median wage: $10.92/hour-Well below the median
  • Employment outlook: Average
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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato
122 Taylor Center Mankato, MN 56001 Toll-Free: (800) 722-0544 Local: (507) 389-1822 TTY: (800) 627-3529 Email: admissions@mnsu.edu