College of Education and Professional Studies
Michaelsen Hall, room 100
See website for how this program may be used for educational and career purposes.
Faculty and Staff
Dorothy Chase, PhD
Robert Perkins, EdD
Kimberlee Bartel, PhD, business and marketing, career and technical education director
Jan Bowers, PhD, career and technical education, family and consumer sciences education
Dorothy Chase, PhD recreation and tourism
Robert Perkins, EdD, business and marketing, leadership, recreation and tourism
Marla Wyatt, PhD, family and consumer sciences education
Kenneth Cohen, PhD, recreation and tourism
Andrea Eklund, MA, apparel, textiles and merchandising
Barbara Masberg, PhD, recreation and tourism
Duane Dowd, PhD, CLFE, family studies
Sarah Feeney, PhD, family studies
John Hudelson, PhD, global wine studies
Vivian Baglien, PhD, family consumer sciences education
Karen Bergh, MEd, family consumer sciences education
Christopher Brandmeir, GMBA, recreation and tourism
David Douglas, MS, family studies
Jeff Hagler, MA, recreation and tourism
Jodi Hoctor, BS, recreation and tourism
Ryan Hopkins, MS, family and consumer sciences
Ashley Lefever, MS, family studies
Donna Longwell, recreation and tourism
Monica Miller, BA, recreation and tourism
Miranda Porterfield, MBA, global wine studies
Peggy Roberts, MA, family studies
Erin Scott, MS, recreation and tourism
Lynn Whelan, apparel, textiles and merchandising
Sara Wilson, BS, recreation and tourism
Joan Amby, PhD, family studies
Willa Dene Powell, PhD, family and consumer sciences education
Carolyn Schactler, MS, apparel design
William Vance, EdD, recreation and tourism
Sheri Hubbard, program coordinator
Alex Lange, secretary senior
Dorothy Chase, PhD, recreation and tourism
Duane Dowd, PhD, family studies
Andrea Eklund, MA apparel, textiles and merchandising
Frank Pangrazi, MBA, global wine studies
Marla Wyatt, PhD, family and consumer sciences
The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences’ programs lead to baccalaureate degrees in family and consumer sciences, career and technical education teaching, fashion merchandising, family studies, global wine studies, and recreation and tourism, recreation, or tourism management specialization.
Students may complete a minor in any of the following areas: apparel design, family and consumer sciences, family and consumer sciences education, family studies, fashion merchandising, program development, recreation management, tourism management, and wine trade and tourism.
Admission Policy for Family and Consumer Sciences
- A completed Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) major application form must be signed by a program advisor after an initial advising meeting. The advisor will submit it to the FCS chair for approval.
- Freshmen are encouraged to apply. All majors must hold a 2.3 cumulative GPA upon attaining sophomore standing (45 credits).
- Students must earn a minimum grade of C- in each course counted toward fulfilling major and minor requirements.
- Students must have a 2.3 minimum cumulative GPA in the major and minor to exit the program.
- Students seeking a degree in family and consumer sciences career and technical education teaching major, business and marketing education career and technical education, or global wine studies should see specific requirements in the appropriate program section of this catalog.
- For information on teacher certification for marketing education or business education, contact Professor Kim Bartel or Professor Rob Perkins.
The fashion merchandising major is designed to help the student gain the knowledge needed to recognize industry trends, analyze market and consumer behavior, and evaluate retail needs. Guest speakers, industry field trips, and attending trade shows allow students to have contact with fashion industry professionals. Students also gain additional hands-on professional experience during summer internships. Quarterly meetings with the faculty advisor assures the student is on track academically to achieve their professional goals.
To be admitted to a major or minor in the Fashion Merchandising Program, students must meet the admission requirements for majors and minors in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences.
Global Wine Studies
This Interdisciplinary Program provides students with a broad understanding of the global wine industry. The program prepares graduates for careers in winery and vineyard management, wine merchandising, wholesale, retail, e-commerce, distribution, marketing, import/export, hospitality, entrepreneurship, consulting, and more.
In the major, students complete 50 major core credits to acquire a broad base of knowledge and skills related to wine, wine business issues, and the global wine industry. Students also complete a minor, 25 to 36 credits, in one of several complementary academic areas. Students will also gain valuable experience by participating in a required international field experience and an internship with a wine-related business, either in the U.S. or abroad.
Students must complete the pre-admission requirements prior to admission into the degree program. An overall minimum 2.5 GPA will be required for admission. Students must fill out an application that includes an essay of motivation and goals. Upon approval of the application, an in-person or telephone interview will be conducted between the advisor for the global wine studies major and the prospective student. Permission of the major advisor is required. Upon admittance to the program students must agree to sign a written statement regarding professional conduct and responsibility.
Student must be at least 21 years old before enrolling in courses that involve tasting wine (GWS 302 - Fundamentals of Viticulture and Enology, GWS 304 - Wine Marketing and Branding, GWS 406 - Professional Wine Analysis, GWS 408 - Advanced Sensory Analysis and GWS 410 - Wine Faults.)
Students will be expected to spend significant amounts of time outside the classroom on projects, field trips, and assignments. Students must earn a cumulative GPA of 2.7 in the global wine studies core courses.
Because this is a self-supported program: no tuition waiver programs apply. Additional course fees and continuing education tuition apply. Tuition for GWS classes may be higher than regular CWU tuition.
Recreation and Tourism
Dorothy Chase, PhD
Kenneth Cohen, PhD
Barbara Masberg, PhD
Robert Perkins, EdD
The Recreation and Tourism Program (RT) prepares students for positions in one of the top three industries in Washington State and the world’s number-one industry. Professional positions are numerous. The following list is a sampling of the types of professional positions currently held by RT graduates: city parks and recreation director, recreation manager, front office and training manager, director of youth programs, guest services manager, and winery marketing manager, among others.
To be admitted to a major or minor in the RT program, students must meet the admission and exit requirements for majors and minors in the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences. To graduate, majors and minors must meet the department graduation requirements.
- The elective area will include 14 credits of RT prefix courses. Elective courses must be pre-approved by an advisor prior to registration for course(s).
- Students are required to complete 6 credits of RT 292 Practicum and 12 credits RT 490 Cooperative Education/ Internship. An additional 4 credits of RT 292 or 8 credits of RT 490 may be applied to the elective area with prior advisor approval.
- Students should plan to complete RT 490 Cooperative Education during the summer term.
ProgramsBachelor of ArtsBachelor of ScienceCertificateMinorBachelor of Science in Education
CoursesBusiness EducationBusiness Marketing EducationFCS: Career and Technical EducationFCS: Apparel, Textiles and MerchandisingFCS: Consumer ManagementFCS: EducationFCS: Family StudiesFCS: GeneralFCS: Housing and InteriorsPage: 1