We encourage you to take college preparatory courses in English, math and science, as well as courses in family life and consumer education. These courses will provide a strong foundation for your college work. Strengthen your background by:
- Participating in FCCLA, 4-H or other youth organizations
- Working with children in day care centers, camps or classrooms
- Volunteering with the elderly and diverse populations
- Helping teachers and children as a teaching assistant, or tutoring younger students
- Reading about what is happening to families and education in the newspaper
- Working in food service
- Searching the Internet for information about children, families, nutrition and consumer issues
You'll begin your college career by taking a mix of general education and major studies courses. Courses like English Composition, Human Biology, Physiology and Anatomy, Exploring Technology, Psychology, College Math and Speech are typical selections for beginning students. Major studies courses include Individual and Family Relationships, Nutrition for Healthy Living, Foods, Consumer Economics, Teaching Methods in FCSE, and Family Resource Management. Beginning students will take Introduction to Family and Consumer Sciences Education.
Enjoying Student Life
The program allows you to be professionally involved right away as a freshman. You can participate in professional organizations including the Stout Family and Consumer Sciences Association, Student Wisconsin Education Association and student government.