Family and Consumer Sciences

Undergraduate Program

FCS offers two concentrations: Family and Consumer Sciences - which prepares graduates for positions in agencies, government, and business; and Family and Consumer Sciences Education - which prepares graduates for secondary teacher licensure.

New Students to CSU

  • Demonstrated academic preparation for university-level work (i.e. GPA, class rank, ACT or SAT results, completed prerequisite high school course work, rigor of high school curriculum).
  • Involvement in leadership, school, community, and/or family activities.
  • Ability to contribute to an appreciation of diversity on campus.

Transfer Students to CSU

  • Students who have more than 12 college-level semester credits from an accredited institution and a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA. An applicant must have a minimum 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale) to be considered for admission. Admission is subject to satisfactory completion of current courses and submission of a final, complete, official transcript.
  • Students who have completed an Associate of Arts or an Associate of Sciences degree from an accredited Colorado institution will be guaranteed University admission, provided that it is the last institution attended and that a cumulative 2.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale) has been achieved from ALL institutions attended. Entry into a specific major may be dependent on completion of appropriate prerequisite courses and provided that enrollment limitations have not been met.
  • Also considered: academic rigor; trends in grades; involvement in campus, community, and/or family activities; and an ability to contribute to an appreciation of diversity on campus.

Visit the Colorado State University Office of Admissions web page at and follow the appropriate link to more information regarding Application Requirements for either Freshman or Transfer students.

Transferring credits to Colorado State University:

Colorado State University provides a transfer evaluation system which allows students to check on courses offered by approximately 100+ accredited institutions, mostly in Colorado and Wyoming, as well as selected institutions in other states, to determine transfer course equivalency. Visit the following site to explore course equivalency: Courses not listed on the transfer equivalency database must be submitted on a transcript and evaluated by the Transfer Evaluation Office. Contact the Registrar’s Office, c/o Transfer Evaluation, 100 Administrative Annex, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523, (970)-491-7147. Transfer Students NOTE: In order to receive a degree and licensure from Colorado State University, a student must complete a minimum of 30 upper division credits at CSU to fulfill the residency requirement. That said, 15 of the student's last 30 credits for their degree must be completed on-campus at CSU.

For new or transfer students seeking licensure to teach FCS in Colorado.

Each application is considered on an individual basis. Factors considered include, but are not limited to, the following items:

Admission to the Colorado State University Teacher Licensure Program

The Teacher Licensure Program model for the secondary and K-12 teaching areas is a four-phase program. The four-phase program was implemented to meet Colorado, NCATE, and other reform movements in teacher education.

Admission to the Licensure Program is required for candidates wishing to enroll in Phase II education courses (EDUC350/386, EDUC331), however some application materials are required when enrolled in Phase I education courses. Undergraduate candidates applying for admission must be seeking a bachelor’s degree at Colorado State University. Common Requirements for undergraduate and post-bachelor admission can be found at

Requirements include but are not limited to (please visit the link listed above for complete requirements):

  • Basic skills proficiency
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.75
  • Documented work experience with school-age children
  • Oral Proficiency
  • Writing Sample

Follow other links on the Educator Licensing Program web page for additional important licensure information (i.e. program, application, etc.)