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Program Goals & Learning ObjectivesM.S in Family and Consumer Sciences


  • Provide an environment conducive to critical thinking and to application of the historical, current, and emerging aspects of the Family and Consumer Sciences knowledge base to problem-solving;
  • Enhance the student's ability to work independently and collaboratively while developing competency in Family and Consumer Sciences professional practice; and,
  • Improve the quality of education for each student through ongoing program planning, implementation, and assessment.


Upon completion of the program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills;
  • Articulate the relationship of program development, implementation, and evaluation in professional work environments;
  • Synergistically integrate Family & Consumer Sciences knowledge, apply the research process, and scientifically solve problems;
  • Identify and relate public policy to Family & Consumer Sciences, noting relevant global implications;
  • Articulate the relationship of professional ethics to professional practice in Family & Consumer Sciences; and
  • Demonstrate an ability to select and use appropriate computer and other current technologies in professionally related assignments.
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