University of Idaho
Family and consumer sciences focuses on the relationships, resources, and services contributing to individual and family well being. The discipline analyzes the needs of individuals and families using social, psychological, physical, biological, economic, and aesthetic theories and concepts. Students may choose one of three program options in the child, family, and consumer studies major. Child development/family relations focuses on the normal, healthy development of children and families. Consumer affairs emphasizes "the consumers' interests" when studying economics, business, and communication practices in our society. Family and consumer sciences education prepares students for teaching in the public schools, in community settings, or business audiences. Graduates of the major include day care managers, child life specialists, consumer affairs advocates, extension agents, and teachers.