Bachelor of Science
About our Program
Our program provides students a broad education for careers in consumer affairs, dietetics, hospitality services, family services, merchandising and teacher certification.
Are you interested in working with individuals and families? The courses in the School of Family and Consumer Sciences provide the foundation for challenging careers.As a student you can benefit from excellent classroom instruction by our faculty as you complete your Bachelor of Science degree. You will be advised by our School of Family and Consumer Sciences Advisor.
You can participate in the Student Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, one of the largest of the nation. Your goal may be to become a member of Kappa Omicron Nu, an honorary society which has won national awards.
Internships are an integral part of our programs of study. These internships or student teaching experiences provide you the opportunity for "hands on" learning in your chosen curriculum while completing your degree requirements.
Our program is accredited by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, and the Didactic Program in Dietetics is currently granted full accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of The American Dietetic Association, 120 Riverside Plaza, SUITE 2000, Chicago, IL 60606-6995, 312/899-5400.
The School of Family and Consumer Sciences enjoys a long tradition of excellence (over 80 years) at Eastern Illinois University. Our faculty and students have a reputation of leadership in state, national and international organizations.
We, as faculty, staff and students, welcome the opportunity to answer any questions you have now or in the future.
Areas of Study
Includes a Business Minor and prepares students for careers in consumer services, government agencies and financial areas.
Various courses include Nutrition Therapy, Quantity Food Production and Food Science
Possible careers include working in hospitals, community or government agencies, food industries, nutrition education, and research.
Successful completion of this program is an early step in becomming a registered dietitian. Upon completion, students will be qualified to apply for a post-baccalaureaute dietetic internship (DI); completion of DI enables students to take the registration exa for dietitians.
Courses in this area focus on education and prevention throughout the entire family life cycle from birth to death.
Courses include Infant and Child Development, Parent Child Study and Community Involvement, Life Span Human Development, Family Relationships, Family in Crisis, Addictions in the Family, Disadvantaged Family, Aging and the Family, and Death and Dying.
Possible careers involve working with public and private service providers in child care, family life education, alcohol and addiction programs, case management, domestic violence programs and senior service agencies.
Courses include Hospitality Services Operations, Hospitality Services Administration, Nutrition and Well-Being, and Food Sanitation
Possible careers include hotel management, resort and club operations, food and beverage management, and conference planning
Includes a business administration minor
Courses include Fashion Buying, Fashion Distribution Systems, Interior Design, Housing, History of Costume, and Textiles
Possible careers are in retail management, textile and apparel product development, department buying, and visual merchandising
Includes a business administration minor
Courses include methods of teaching family and consumer sciences subject areas and classroom teaching techniques
Possible careers are in teaching grades 6 through 12, opportunities in business, government, industry and cooperative extension.
Eastern Illinois University is located in Charleston (Directions), a community of 20,000 in east central Illinois, 185 miles south of Chicago and 130 miles east of St. Louis.
Eastern is a residential university of largely full-time students. Approximately 10,000 students from nearly all Illinois counties, most of the continental states, and about 25 foreign countries enjoy an attractive, compact 320-acre campus with a full range of extracurricular activities.
The University offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs and develops broadly educated, responsible, productive citizens prepared to serve and lead in a free society.
Faculty and staff consider students their prime responsibility and treat them as individuals in a caring environment.
If you would like more information about Family & Consumer Sciences at Eastern Illinois University please contact:
Mrs. Rose Myers-Bradley
Undergraduate Academic Advisor
Phone: (217) 581-5310
School of Family & Consumer Sciences
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920-3099
Fax: (217) 581-6090
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