Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Studies

Programme aims to prepare students for family life, work life and career in consumer sciences by providing opportunities to develop knowledge, skills and attitude, and behaviours needed for strengthening well-being of individuals and families across life span, to offer opportunities for students to develop professional competencies; this will aid in improving and utilizing human and non human resources to enhance individual and family life and to prepare  students with professional competences necessary for employment in various fields such as extension, education, industry and business related to areas of family and consumer sciences.

 

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Programme Availability
College of Agriculture
Host Department
Department of Food Technology, Nutrition and Consumer Sciences
Level of Study
Undergraduate Degree
Mode of Study
Full Time
Programme Duration
3 Years

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE


SEMESTER 1
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
FCS 100    Principles of Family and Consumer Sciences                
FCS 101    Introduction to Textile Science                
 
MTH 102    Basic Mathematics                
HN 102    Introduction to Human Nutrition                
EE 101    Introductory Sociology                
FT 100    Introduction to Food Science                
EDP 100    Introduction to Educational Psychology                
CIT 100    Computer Applications                
                
ELECTIVE COURSES
AEA 101    Agricultural Economics and Development                
FT 104    Food Microbiology I                
AEA 104    Introduction to Micro and Macro Economics                
*SC 100    Communication Skills I                
DS 100    Principles, Theories and Contemporary Issues of Development                
                
                
* Audit Course

SEMESTER 2
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
FCS 102    Introduction to Household Studies                
FCS 103    Clothing Design and Construction                
FCS 104    Tailoring Techniques, Pattern Drafting and Garment Construction                
HN 104    Child Care and Development                
MTH 106    Introductory Statistics                
EE 103    Introductory Anthropology                
SC 101    Communication Skills II                
                    
ELECTIVE COURSES
HN 103    Nutrition Life Cycle                
HN 105    Nutritional Assessment and Surveillance                
EE 105    Principles of Administration and Management                
                
                

SEMESTER 3
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
FCS 200    Applied Interior Design and Planning                
FCS 201    Information Technology Applications in Family and Consumer Science                
FCS 202    Tourism and Hotel Management                
FCS 203    Principles of Family Resource Management                
FCS 204    Early Childhood Education and Intervention                
FT 211    Principles of Food Processing and Preservation                
RD 201    Introduction to Gender and                
 
    Development                
                    
ELECTIVE COURSES
AEA 210    Agribusiness and Entrepreneurship Development                
FT 206    Food Microbiology II                
EDC 200    Principles of Curriculum Development and Evaluation Curriculum Development                
EE 202    Extension Methods                
                
                
* RD 201 is a pre-requisite course for RD 301 Gender and Development

SEMESTER 4
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
FCS 205    Consumer Behavior, Protection and Education                
FCS 206    Cultural Aspects of Clothing                
FCS 207    Principles of Crafts and Design                
FCS 208    Child Developmental Psychology                
FT 209    Sensory Evaluation and Product Development                
HN 208    Geriatric Nutrition and Counseling                
FT 212    Food Storage and Handling                
FCS 209    Research Methodology                
                    
ELECTIVE COURSES
HN 206    Nutrition and Diseases                
RD 204    International Relations and Economic Cooperation                
RD 203    Introduction to Demography and Population Studies                
EE 208    Adult Learning and Development                
BAE 204    Teaching Methods                
                
                

SEMESTER 5
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
FCS 300    Research  Project I                
FCS 301    Meal Planning and Management                
FCS 302    Housing, Household Equipment and Furnishing                
FCS 303    Catering and Institutional Feeding                
FCS 304    Consumer Counseling                
HN 301    Community Health and Health Promotion                
RD 313    Socio-Economics of Rural Livelihoods                
                

 
HN 303    Participatory Methods, Advocacy and Resource Mobilization in Community                
FT 304    Food Hygiene                
AEA 304    Business Strategy                
RD 301    Gender and Development                
CIT 300    Information and Communication Management                
                
                

SEMESTER 6
COURSE ANTE    COURSE TITLE        
                    
CORE COURSES
FCS 309    Research Project II                
FCS 305    Family Life Education                
FCS 306    Costume Design, Construction and Apparel                
FCS 307    Consumer Information, Education and Communication                
FCS 308    Fashion Merchandising                
                
ELECTIVE COURSES
EE 307    Sociology of Development                
AEA 311    Business Laws and Ethics                
RD 309    Rural Development Programme Management and Evaluation                
RD 311    Human Resource Management                
                
                


 

Admission for the Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Studies requires Two principal level passes (4 points) in Chemistry and Biology/Home Economics/ Science and Practice in Agriculture/Food and Nutrition and Mathematics/Physics/ Geography at A- level certificate OR Diploma with a GPA of not less than 3.0 in Human Nutrition or Home Economics or Clinical Medicine or Community Development or Nursing and other related fields and THREE credits   or FOUR passes in relevant science subjects at O-level certificate. 

 

Tshs 1,263,000 per year.

  1. Applicants should apply directly to SUA using the online admission system “Application for Admission” button at www.suanet.ac.tz. (See guide for online application below) or physically submit the forms to the admission office (Room No. 223 and 224 in the Administration Block). 
     
  2. Applications to all programs must be accompanied by a non-refundable application fee of ten thousand Tanzania shillings (10,000/=) only.
     
  3. Payment can be made through M-pesa, Tigo pesa, Airtel money, Halopesa, Master card, Visa card. Instructions on these modes of payment are contained in the application form during the application process.
     
  4. Application fee cqan also be paid at CRDB bank, Sim-banking, Fahari Huduma, using the invoice number generated at preliminary registration during online application. Detailed instructions on how to effect payment are provided on the application panel.
     
  5. Some instructions, including the Invoice number are sent to your e-mail after filling the first application page.
     
  6. Applications must be accompanied (uploaded at application) by genuine copies of relevant certificates and a passport size photograph. Applications without photocopies of certificates will not be considered
     
  7. Applicants with foreign secondary school certificates should arrange with the National Examinations Council (NECTA) for equivalence translation before lodging their applications.
     
  8. Applicants should meet the minimum stated qualifications; otherwise such application will not be processed.
     
  9. Application Deadline for 2017/2018 Application = 30th August, 2017

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The office of Deputy Vice Chancellor (Academics),
Sokoine University of Agriculture,
P. O. Box 3000,
MOROGORO.


Inquiries should be sent to:-
Admission Help desk
Directorate of Undergraduate Studies,
Sokoine University of Agriculture,
P.O. Box 3000, Chuo Kikuu, Morogoro

Telephone No: 0765997885 OR 0692762372

Email: admission@suanet.ac.tz

 

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