Learn to provide stimulating learning environments and enriching activities for individuals and families with a degree in Child, Family and Consumer Studies from the University of Idaho.

B.S. Child, Family & Consumer Studies

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College of Agricultural & Life Sciences

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Phone: (208) 885-7984

Mailing Address:
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
University of Idaho
875 Perimeter Drive MS 2336
Moscow, ID 83844-2336

Serving Others, Shaping Lives

This program prepares you to work with families to create healthy, happy environments where children can develop and thrive. Study human development and behavior, with courses in parent-child relationships, nutrition and more. Build specialized skills to help families – especially those experiencing domestic violence, substance abuse, illness or grief – improve their quality of life. 

Fast Facts

  • The Child Development Laboratory offers a real-world setting to practice and learn
  • Access to current financial software for households or small businesses budgeting
  • Join FCS Club to attend the annual state conference and meet professionals
  • Intern at a hospital, community action agency, senior center, and more
  • Assist in a faculty member’s research project  
  • Family counselor
  • Financial counselor
  • Child care provider
  • Family or child advocate
  • Director of early child care program


Potential salaries are based
upon national averages.
Degree Prep To prepare for courses required to earn a degree in Child, Family and Consumer Studies, we recommend you:
  • volunteer in your community
  • work with children, the elderly, other special-needs groups
  • develop leadership skills

Emphasis Areas Whether it’s custom classes, an emphasis, or an option, this degree offers you an even more enhanced and customizable experience in the following areas:
Scholarships Over 400 scholarships are offered exclusively to College of Agricultural and Life Sciences (CALS) students based on GPA and other qualifications. Learn more.

You can find general need- and merit-based scholarships on the Financial Aid Office's scholarships page.
Financial Aid To find out about deadlines and eligibility requirements, please visit the University of Idaho Financial Aid Office.
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Hands-on Learning
  • Access to the Child Development Laboratory
  • Go to the FCS state conference
  • Study abroad in Tanzania, India, Mexico, or Taiwan
  • Volunteer at a local school, child care center, Head Start program
  • Boys and Girls Club
  • Senior or Youth Center
  • Community Action Agency
  • Consumer Credit Agency
  • Hospital
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Club
  • Phi Upsilon Omicron
  • Food and Nutrition Club
  • University of Idaho Student Association for the Education of Young Children