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The curriculum definition as established by the U.S. Department of Education’s Classification of Instructional Programs (“CIP”): Instructional programs that focus on the human interface with the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual environments and the developmental stages and needs of individuals in the interrelated spheres of family, workplace, and community. (CIP Code #19)

Notable Programs in this Curriculum: Work and Family Studies; Anthropology; Food and Nutrition; Apparel and Textiles. 

Prominent figures related to this curriculum:

Family and Consumer Sciences, Margaret Mead
Margaret Mead by John Curran


Franz Boas (1858-1942)
Considered the "Father of Modern Anthropology"
Margaret Mead (1901-1978)
Well-known American cultural anthropologist
Ralph Linton (1893-1953)
Noted for finding distinction between "status" and "role"

Relevant Salary Figures: According to 2008 Bureau of Labor Statistics information, the average annual salaries of popular careers related to this curriculum are listed below. For further information, including the nature of work, employment outlook, related academic programs, and specific salary information for your region, click on the occupation of interest.

Marketing Managers: $118,160
Farm & Home Management Advisors: $44,630
Fashion Designers: $71,400
Public Relations Specialists: $58,960

Sales Managers: $110,390
Home Economics Teachers, Postsecondary: $70,420
Interior Designers: $51,020
Technical Writers: $64,210

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The Complete List of Programs in this Curriculum:

 
 
  • FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES.
    Instructional programs that focus on the human interface with the physical, social, emotional, and intellectual environments and the developmental stages and needs of individuals in the interrelated spheres of family, workplace, and community. Note ( This broad field was formerly known as Home Economics and Human Ecology and includes the postsecondary programs of the CIP Series 20., Vocational Home Economics.
  • Work and Family Studies.
    (NEW) Instructional content is defined in code 19.0000.
  • Work and Family Studies.
    (NEW) An introductory program that focuses on family and consumer science concepts and principles at the basic and vocational levels, and the various potential career paths open to interested students. Includes instruction in career, community, and family connections; family and family/consumer resources; human development; interpersonal relationships; nutrition and wellness; parenting; and career possibilities in various related areas.
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General.
    Instructional content is defined in code 19.0101.
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General.
    A general program that focuses on family and consumer sciences, including how individuals develop and function in family, work, and community settings and how they relate to their physical, social, emotional, and intellectual environments.
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Business Services.
    Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 19.0201- 19.0299.
  • Business Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences.
    A program that focuses on the relationship between the economy and the consuming individual and family. Includes instruction in consumption theory and practice, the production and distribution of retail goods and services, and the management of business enterprises.
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Communication.
    A program that focuses on communication of human sciences subject matter and related consumer information to a variety of audiences through print and non-print media.
  • Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management.
    (NEW) A program that focuses on product and service promotion from the perspective of individual and family consumers and that prepares individuals to function as consumer management and marketing consultants in for-profit and non-profit enterprises. Includes instruction in applied market research; consumer behavior; product sourcing and distribution; profitability; customer feedback and evaluation methods; promotion and retailing campaign development; and applications to specific domestic and international consumer markets.
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Business Services, Other.
    (NEW) Any instructional program in family and consumer sciences/human sciences business services not listed above.
 
 
 

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