Family & Consumer Sciences

Student kneading dough in food lab


The Bachelor of Arts in Family and Consumer Sciences enables students to specialize in Family and Child Studies.  Students acquire an understanding of family relations, child growth and development, diversity, resource management, as well as the social and psychological needs of individuals and families. Students who earn a degree in this major are equipped to engage in education settings, social service/public health organizations, and government or private agencies.

Change of Major to BA in Family & Consumer Sciences

The BA in Family & Consumer Science invites current students to submit a change of major request online by completing the following steps:

  1. Go to SF State’s home page at and select the Login link to log into SF State Gateway/MySFSU.
  2. Log in with your SF State ID or E-mail and SF State Password.
  3. Your SF State Gateway home page displays. Click the Schedule / Classes link under the Student section and click to Student Center.
  4. The SF State Student Center displays. Under the other academics pull down section, select Change Major from the drop-down menu. Click the Go button.
  5. The Change of Major/Minor page appears.
  6. To proceed, click the Next button at page bottom.
  7. A new page displays your current major and click on the change of major button.
  8. Requested College - Click 38 CHSS.
  9. Requested Major – Click Either
    • Family & Consumer Science - BA
  10. Click Submit Button.
  11. You will receive a welcome email from our Department with an email address of your new major advisor. Please send an email to set up a time to develop your academic advising plan.
  12. After this meeting, you will be added to the FCS major.
  13. A confirmation of your request will be sent to your SF State email account.

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