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Family and Consumer Sciences

University of Wyoming
Wyoming
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Program description

Family and Consumer Sciences

Our mission is to enhance the physical, social, and economic well-being of individuals, families, and communities, em­phasizing healthy and sustainable living across the lifespan. We fulfill our mission through instructional, research, and outreach/extension efforts that challenge, motivate, and inspire.

Family and Consumer Sciences integrates the fundamental components of human life—food, shelter, clothing, human relationships, and family--with larger societal systems. Through programs in textiles, apparel and design; food and nutrition; and human development and family sciences, our department prepares learners to meet the opportunities and challenges of today’s complex world.

Family and Consumer Sciences Options

  • Dietetics
  • Human Nutrition and Food
  • Premedicine Career Track in Human Nutrition and Food
  • Professional Child Development
  • Human Development and Family Sciences
  • Design, Merchandising, and Textiles

Admission requirements

Program Specific Degree Requirements

Plan A (thesis)

Completion of minimum of 30 credit hours including course work and thesis hours.

Completion of research project that ad­heres to a topic and format previously agreed up on by the student’s graduate committee and approved by the department head.

Students may be required to take more than the minimum of 30 hours, either because they have to satisfy prerequisites for some courses, or because a student’s committee determines that more than 30 hours will be needed for the student to reach his/her professional objective.

No more than nine hours of 4000-level courses will count toward the 30 hour requirement.

Plan B (non-thesis)

Completion of minimum of 30 credit hours including course work and thesis hours.

Completion of research project that ad­heres to a topic and format previously agreed upon by the student’s graduate committee and approved by the department head.

Students may be required to take more than the minimum of 30 hours, either because they have to satisfy prerequisites for some courses, or because a student’s committee determines that more than 30 hours will be needed for the student to reach his/her professional objective.

No more than nine hours of 4000-level courses will count toward the 30 hour requirement.

Food Science and Human Nutrition Interdisciplinary Degree

Family and consumer sciences faculty participate in an interdisciplinary program that offers a master of science degree in food science and human nutrition. Please see Food Science and Human Nutrition in this catalog for more information.


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Program content

  • Principles of Nutrition
  • Scientific Study of Food
  • Introduction to Fashion and Dress
  • Introduction to Apparel Construction
  • Design Communication
  • Applied Design
  • Safety, Nutrition and Health in Early Childhood Programs
  • Special Topics
  • Fundamentals of Aging and Human Development
  • Child Development
  • Child Development Lab
  • Family Relations
  • Intimate Relationships
  • Women and Aging
  • Nutrition Controversies
  • Clothing in Modern Society
  • Fashion Illustration
  • Housing
  • Interior Design I
  • Professionalism and Communication in FCSC
  • Advanced Apparel Construction
  • Personal Finance
  • Parent-Child Relationships
  • Adolescence
  • Social Development in Young Children
  • Geriatric Nutrition
  • Sports Nutrition and Metabolism
  • Community Nutrition
  • Intermediate Foods
  • Food Systems Production
  • Introductory Textile Science
  • Textile Science Laboratory
  • Visual Merchandising and Promotion
  • Flat Pattern Design
  • Apparel Design Through Draping
  • Foundations of Merchandising
  • Multicultural Influences on Children and Families
  • Maternal, Infant and Adolescent Nutrition
  • Field Studies in Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Internship
  • Special Problems in Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Family Decision-Making and Resource Management
  • Consumer Issues
  • Understanding Community Leadership
  • Family Policy
  • Families of Young Children With Special Needs
  • Professional Practices in Human Development and Family Sciences
  • Directing Preschool and Daycare Programs
  • Internship in Child Development
  • Administration Internship in Child Development
  • Internship in Human Development and Family Sciences
  • Family Stress and Coping
  • Advanced Nutrition
  • Nutrition and Weight Control
  • Experimental Foods
  • Advanced Textiles
  • Foundations of Merchandising II
  • Textile Testing and Product Analysis
  • Historic Clothing
  • Fiber Arts
  • Global Textiles Marketplace
  • Textile Industry and the Environment
  • Interior Design II
  • Therapeutic Nutrition I: Nutrition Assessment and Diagnosis
  • Therapeutic Nutrition II
  • Therapeutic Nutrition Counseling
  • Clinical Practicum in Dietetics
  • International Study Tour FCS
  • Design and Merchandising Internship
  • Seminar: Development in Community Leadership
  • Special Topics in Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Special Problems
  • Graduate Seminar in Family and Consumer Sciences I
  • Graduate Seminar in Family and Consumer Sciences II
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Practicum
  • Family Decision and Resource Management
  • Infancy and Toddlerhood
  • Ethics in Research and Professional Practice
  • Developmental Contexts Across the Lifespan
  • Family Stress/Coping
  • Nutritional Aspects of Proteins and Amino Acids
  • Carbohydrate and Ethanol Metabolism
  • Sensory Analysis
  • Advanced Textile Chemistry
  • Textile Science Seminar
  • Global Textiles
  • Textile Industry Environment
  • Seminar in Food Science and Nutrition
  • Practicum in College Teaching
  • Continuing Registration: On Campus
  • Continuing Registration: Off Campus
  • Enrichment Studies
  • Thesis Research
  • Development of Community Leadership

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The University of Wyoming is located in the safe and inviting college town of Laramie, Wyoming. Laramie is a community located about two hours north of the large, metropolitan city of Denver, Colorado. Laramie is nestled in a valley at...


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1000E University Avenue
82071 Laramie
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