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FCS Honors Program

Are you an inquisitive person? Do you wish to seek out answers? Are you interested in pursuing a masters or doctorate? Do you want to work with a faculty member who has similar interests as you? If you answered yes to the above questions, then the FCS Honors Program is for you!

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Course Overview

In the FCS Honors Program, you will need to complete a total of 12 hours through coursework. Through the following courses, you will have an opportunity to enrich your learning experiences by working with your faculty advisor to:

  • Learn how to conduct research in FCS 4444: Honors Independent Study, 3 credit hours
  • Facilitate a research study in FCS 4555: Honors Research, 3 credit hours
  • Present your research study in: FCS 4644: Honors Thesis*, 3 credit hours
  • Complete a 5000-5499 graduate FCS course, 3 credit hours
* Honors Thesis required by University Honors guidelines.

# Student may petition School of Family and Consumer Sciences to substitute up to three semester hours of FCS Honors credit for requirements within the major.


  • Students who meet the following criteria will be admitted into the FCS Honors Program:
    • Completion of at least 12 semester hours of coursework at EIU with a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher;
    • FCS major GPA of 3.5 or higher; and
    • Permission of the Dean of the Honors College and the FCS Honors Coordinator.
  • Student petitions must be submitted to the School of Family and Consumer Sciences Honors coordinator who will in turn submit the request to faculty in the appropriate subject matter area. 
  •  Requirements within the student's subject matter option and the School of Family and Consumer Sciences core curriculum will have to be addressed and satisfied before approval is recommended. 
  •  The recommended petition will then require the signature of the School of Family and Consumer Sciences Chair for final approval.




For more information, contact the FCS Honors Program Coordinator:
Dr. Jeanette Andrade, Instructor
Phone: 217-581-6676
School of Family and Consumer Sciences
Eastern Illinois University, 600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL  61920


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Family and Consumer Sciences

1030 Klehm Hall
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
(217) 581-6076
Fax: (217) 581-6090

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