Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Studies

The programme produce competent graduates that are  able to develop, integrate, and practice family studies, textiles and fashion design, interior design, and event planning. Such skills and competence would foster individual, families and communities to make decisions  that have positive impact on welfare, sustained relationship, resource management and economic improvement, catering and institutional feeding.

 

SUA

Experts who translates consumers’ behavior, tastes and preferences in products and services for quality and joyous lifestyle, are made here

ABOUT PROGRAMME

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                
 

LEARNING OUTCOME

The programme is designed to produce competent graduates that are able to develop, integrate, practice and demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the diverse disciplines within human development. Family studies, textiles science and interior design. Such skills and competence would foster individual, families and communities demand geared to making decisions that have impact on welfare, sustained relationship. Resource management and economic improvement.


Students who graduate from this programm should be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of:

  1. The scientific and practical principles of family and consumer sciences based on a foundation of management of family resources.
  2.  The applied aspects of human development and family studies textiles and design, consumer science and human nutrition in the context of community development and health, textiles and interior, catering and institutional feeding.
  3. The basic and underlying factors that shape the family and consumer development studies, and their various components.
  4.  The relevance of family and consumer sciences to the diverse range of human needs and expectations at the local, national and international levels that stimulates informed independence to explore  various opportunities in the consumer industry e.g catering, textile and fashion, family counselling.

This is where knowledge and skills are translated into products and services with sense of consumer’s behaviour, tastes and preferences.

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Two principal passes (4 points) in Chemistry and one of the following subjects: Biology/ Home Economics/ Agriculture/ Nutrition/ Advanced Mathematics/ Physics or Geography OR Diploma in Human Nutrition/Home Economics/Clinical Medicine/Community Development/Nursing with an average of “B’’ or a minimum GPA of 3.0. In addition, an applicant must have a minimum of “D” grade in Biology and two science subjects at O-Level.

FEES

Tshs 1,263,000 per year.

HOW TO APPLY

Applicants should apply directly to SUA using the online admission system (link: http://suasis.suanet.ac.tz:8389/index.php/registration) or Click “Apply Online (Undergraduate)” button at www.sua.ac.tz and you will be directed.

CONTACT

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    

Email: admission.dus@sua.ac.tz    
Web: www.dus.sua.ac.tz

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