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Minnesota State University, Mankato
Minnesota State University, Mankato

Family Consumer Science

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Department Family Consumer Science
College Allied Health & Nursing
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Undergraduate Degree Type(s) BS
Program Description The Department of Family Consumer Science is committed to training professionals to promote the wellbeing of individuals and families. The Department offers a Bachelor of Science degree with majors in four areas:
  • Dietetics, which is accredited by the Academy of Nutritionand Dietetics and provides the academic training required to become a Registered Dietitian.
  • Child Development and Family Studies, which is approved by the National Council on Family Relations which allows graduates to become Certified Family Life Educators.
  • Family Consumer Science Education, which is approved by the Department of Education which allows graduates to be licensed to teach FCS in grades 5-12.
  • Foods and Nutrition, a broad major that prepares graduates to work as foodservice managers, community nutrition educators, food researchers or health promotion and wellness coaches.
The Department also offers a flexible minor that is a good complement to numerous majors.
Admission Requirements Admission to Major is granted by the department.
Minimum University admission requirements are:
  • a minimum of 32 earned semester credit hours
  • a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 (2.8 FCS Education)
Other Requirements To be admitted to a major or minor in Family Consumer Science or to be admitted to the College of Allied Health and Nursing, see the department staff in Wiecking Center B102, call at 507-389-2421 or contact us at
Academic Bulletin A full description of the program including class listings and class descriptions are listed in the Academic Bulletin.
Program Contact Information College of Allied Health and Nursing
Department of Family Consumer Science
102 Wiecking Center
Minnesota State University, Mankato
Mankato MN 56001
Phone: 507-389-2421
College Advising Allied Health Advising
Shirley Murray, Student Relations Coordinator
124 Myers Fieldhouse

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