Family and Consumer Science

Using Your Degree


As a family and consumer science major, you'll be prepared for careers serving families and communities. With advanced study, you can work in areas such as consumer affairs, family therapy, human services, financial advising, parenting education and library science.

"This major brought my passions for teaching and food together."

— Sara Schafhauser, alumna

St. Kate's alumnae include:

  • High school counselors
  • College professors
  • Alteration shop owners
  • Interior designers
  • Manufacturer's representatives
  • Corporate consultants

Teaching licensure

Students who complete St. Kate's family and consumer science major and education course sequence meet the requirements for Minnesota licensure in Family and Consumer Science Education as prescribed by the Minnesota Department of Education.

In addition to traditional areas of food, nutrition and clothing, these students are prepared to teach grades 5—12 in areas such as:

  • Family life
  • Parenting
  • Money management
  • Housing and interior design

Learn more at St. Kate's education department.