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The mission of the FACS Department is to provide knowledge and skills that will enhance the well-being and quality of life for individuals, families, and communities. We strive to foster healthy relationships between people and their diverse environments, focusing on the integration of physical, biological, cultural, economic and social influences on human behavior, lifespan development, and health. These relationships are examined in the context of clothing and fashion, nutrition and food, family life and resource management.

Through education, scholarly engagement, and community service, our programs and profession focus on understanding critical issues affecting individuals, families and communities. These include: family services; child care and youth services; nutrition and wellness; medical nutrition therapy; food management; food security; appearance and clothing; globalization of fashion;access to resources including food, shelter, and clothing; and the production and distribution of related services and products.

Areas of Study
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
CFLE Approved
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The mission of the Consumer and Family Studies/Dietetics Department is to prepare scholarly professionals who contribute to the well-being of individuals, families, communities and the institutions, industries and businesses which serve them. CFS/D curricula provide liberal and professional education in interior design, apparel design & merchandising, dietetics, nutrition & foodservice management, and child & family sciences. In addition, the Department fulfills California's Educational Master Plan by providing a comprehensive family and consumer sciences curriculum. The mission is aligned with the goals, mission, strategic goals of SFSU.

Areas of Study
  • Child or Adolescent Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Master's
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The interdisciplinary major in child development prepares students for a variety of professional specialties. Graduates with competencies in this major find positions in preschools, day care centers, schools, hospitals, clinics, residential institutions, counseling centers, mental health centers, public welfare agencies, family service agencies, family planning clinics, community programs, business and industry, and government agencies. Students may prepare for teaching credentials and specialized certification (e.g., a teacher of single/multiple subjects in elementary or secondary education, or a family life educator by completing a 15-unit certificate program). The Child Development major provides preparation for graduate study in child or family development, social work, counselor or special education, law and the social sciences. Descriptions of career opportunities of the major and ways to meet credential and certification requirements are available from the undergraduate adviser.

Areas of Study
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Master's
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Undergraduate
  • Early Childhood - Master's
CFLE Approved
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The Child, Adolescent, and Family Studies Department in the College of Education offers a Bachelor of Arts degree with two primary areas of concentration: Elementary Education and Caring for Children and Adolescents in Formal Settings. We also have a general track for all other folks who want to work with children, but are not sure in what way. We also offer the Early Childhood Education concentration in the Master of Arts in Education.

Areas of Study
  • Child or Adolescent Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Early Childhood - Master's
  • Early Childhood - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Master's
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
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The department of Family & Consumer Sciences is inspired by the belief that a supportive, challenging learning environment is a foundation for the personal, intellectual, and professional development of our students, faculty, and staff. FCS encompasses the study of relationships among people and their personal environments, focusing on the impact of physical, biological, and social environments on human behavior and development.

Areas of Study
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Master's
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The Department of Child and Family Studies focuses on understanding childhood development within the context of family function in a multicultural environment. Department coursework is designed to help students understand child growth and development from a physical, socio-emotional and cognitive perspective. Students are trained to think critically about child and developmental processes and apply their training to real life situations through a variety of fieldwork opportunities.

Areas of Study
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Undergraduate
CFLE Approved
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The mission of Child Development and Family Studies is to improve the lives of children and families. We provide hands-on experiences to students through involvement in community and professional activities. Specific CDFS courses meet the education requirements for the Child Development permit from the State of California. Please see academic advisor for more information. Students may obtain a B.A. degree in Family & Consumer Sciences: Child Development and Family Studies (CDFS) with an emphasis in Family Life Education or CDFS. The field of CDFS strives to improve the lives of children and families. As an integrative and interdisciplinary specialization, CDFS incorporates information from a variety of disciplines and focuses on utilizing the prevention approach to assist individuals and families 

Areas of Study
  • Development (Child, Human, or Family) - Undergraduate
  • Family Science/Studies - Undergraduate
CFLE Approved
Last Updated