Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences


$279 Per Credit
Help youth and families flourish in their communities

The family and consumer sciences (FCS) program at UW-Stevens Point is one of the largest offered in the country. Our program, which is approved by the National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) and provides coursework that meets the standards required for graduates to obtain the Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) designation.

Program Description

The program offers two options:

  • Child Life and Family Studies: Be nationally certified to work with families in a variety of environments, agencies and programs. Child life and family studies graduates are often employed in community-based education, childcare settings, adoption agencies, family crisis centers and eldercare programs. Completion of 10 specific courses fulfills the academic requirements on the path to becoming a  child life specialist.
  • Certified Teacher Education: Be certified to teach family and consumer sciences in elementary and secondary schools and technical institutions or community colleges.

Career Opportunities

As a family and consumer sciences major, you’ll take courses in areas such as human development, sociology, and communication where you’ll learn about issues that influence individuals, families, and communities. Your learning experiences will cover topics as basic as food, shelter, and clothing, and as complex as child development, consumer economics, and family relationships and equips you for a variety of  career options such as:

  • FCS teacher in middle and high schools
  • community agency director
  • child life specialist
  • sexual assault victims advocate
  • family life and parenting coach


Take the Next Step to Discover Your Purpose

Hit submit on your application to get a head start on planning and investing in your future at UW-Stevens Point. Scholarships are awarded as part of the application process, so apply quickly to take advantage of the wonderful opportunities UW-Stevens Point has to offer you!

Our application for fall 2024 opens up on Aug. 1. Every first-year student who applies in August to our Stevens Point campus for fall 2024 will receive a $250 Pointer Promise Scholarship. Submit your application for free using the Common Application or make us a top choice on the Universities of Wisconsin application and it’s free!

Universities of Wisconsin application

Students can apply to Stevens Point, Marshfield or Wausau easily by submitting their Universities of Wisconsin application. Graduate students must apply by using the Universities of Wisconsin application. A paper application can be requested by calling 715-346-2441.

Common Application

Students who apply to UW-Stevens Point main campus can submit their application through the Common Application. Students interested in attending the Marshfield and Wausau campuses can apply by using the Universities of Wisconsin application.

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