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2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog 
2007-2008 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Family & Consumer Sciences

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Michaelsen 100

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Please see the family and consumer sciences (FCS) Web site for additional information on undergraduate education and career opportunities in FCS.

Faculty and Staff

Jan Bowers

Joan Amby, Ph.D., family studies
Jan Bowers, Ph.D., family and consumer sciences education,
William Vance, Ed.D., recreation and tourism
Marla Wyatt, Ph.D., family and consumer sciences education

Associate Professors
Dorothy Chase, Ph.D. recreation and tourism
Barbara Masberg, Ph.D., recreation and tourism

Assistant Professors
Kenneth A. Cohen, Ph.D., recreation and tourism
Andrea C. Eklund, fashion merchandising
Patricia Gross, Ph.D., family studies
Jennifer Krafchick, Ph.D., family studies

Ximena Hedrick, M.A., interior design
Connie Kolokotrones, interior design

Emeritus Professors
Willa Dene Powell, Ph.D., family and consumer sciences education
Carolyn Schactler, M.S., apparel design

Bonnie Beekley, senior secretary
Sheri Hubbard, grant program coordinator

Department Information

The family and consumer sciences department’s programs lead to Bachelor of Arts degrees in family and consumer sciences and family and consumer studies. Bachelor of Science degrees are available in family and consumer sciences, career and technical education teaching, fashion merchandising and in recreation and tourism. Students can create a specialization that combines department courses, or with courses from other departments, to create a program best suited to their interests and professional goals.

Admission Policy for Family and Consumer Sciences

  1. All students, except family studies majors, must have successfully completed FCSG 205 prior to being admitted to the major.
  2. Students must have successfully completed ENG 101 and 102 or equivalents.
  3. The application for major form must be completed, then signed by a department advisor and chair. A current credit evaluation from Registrar Services must accompany the form.
  4. Students must have a university-level cumulative GPA of at least 2.3 for full admission to a departmental major.
  5. Students may be admitted as pre-majors by the department chair. Students admitted as pre-majors must achieve at least a 2.3 GPA as a full-time student for the following two consecutive quarters of enrollment to be fully admitted to a departmental major.
  6. If the student does not meet admission requirements following pre-major admission, reapplication for admission to a department major may be made when the cumulative GPA is at least 2.3.
  7. Students must earn a minimum grade of C- in each course counted towards fulfilling major and minor requirements.
  8. Students must have a 2.3 minimum cumulative GPA in the major and minor to exit the program.

Recreation and Tourism Minors

Students who have a major in another area may desire to diversify their abilities by choosing to complete a minor program in Tourism Management, Community Recreation, or Wine Trade and Tourism. Many skills such as accounting, marketing, communications, exercise science, anthropology, geography, flight technology among others are complimented and provide students with a foundation of knowledge in order to enter recreation, tourism or the wine trade.


• Community Recreation Minor
• Family and Consumer Sciences Career & Technical Education Teaching Major, B.S.
• Family and Consumer Sciences Education Minor
• Family and Consumer Sciences Major
• Family and Consumer Sciences Minor
• Family and Consumer Studies Major with Specialization, B.A.
• Family Studies Specialization
• Fashion Merchandising Major, B.S.
• Fashion Merchandising Minor

• Minor in Wine Trade and Tourism

• Personalized Studies Specialization
• Recreation and Tourism, B.S.
• Recreation Management Specialization

• Tourism Management Minor

• Tourism Management Specialization

• Wine Trade Professional Certificate Program

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