Mrs. Beth Mackey, Chair, Department of Family & Consumer Sciences
Titus 2:3-5 instructs the older women to "admonish the young women to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, homemakers, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God will not be discredited." This passage implies that the younger woman learns how to:
...so that the Word of God will not be discredited.
The Family & Consumer Sciences discipline encompasses the six areas described in Titus 2:3-5-it's simply good stewardship to merge the Biblical Mandate with one's professional pursuits.
Professional opportunities abound in Family and Consumer Sciences! A sampling of career tracks available at The Master's College include Family & Consumer Scientist in Business, Child Development, Clothing, Textiles and Design (both Clothing and Interiors), Human Services (Biblical Counseling with the ability to diagnose and prescribe), Foods and Nutrition, Communications, and International Service (Missions). Generating from these career tracks, the course in Entrepreneurship trains our students to establish home-based business. Marketability is a consistent thread throughout the Family & Consumer Sciences curriculum at The Master's College. Beginning with vocational assessment and investigation of career options in the Orientation to Family & Consumer Sciences course and concluding with the completion career preparation projects in Philosophic and Professional Issues, the concept of professional stewardship is encouraged.
Today's world demands a flexibility and response to change for which many are not prepared. Family & Consumer Sciences at The Master's College is designed to train Christian women to meet these changes with confidence! Courses within the department promote individual character development, increase one's professional skills, develop insights into home and family living, and prepare its students to enter a wide range of vocational options. As a profession, Family & Consumer Sciences applies the findings of the physical, biological, and social sciences to improving the quality and standards of individual and family life. Additionally, it cultivates a knowledge of the arts to make life more creative, enjoyable, and emotionally satisfying. Master's students majoring in Family & Consumer Sciences participate in a number of learning and enrichment activities, which emphasize:
When pursuing the degree in Family and Consumer Sciences from our Christian college in California, students gain insight from core classes, which provide a solid foundation in both Family Studies and Consumer Sciences. Courses are divided into three categories:
Students must focus on a specific concentration in Family & Consumer Sciences in the junior and senior year. Where possible, they engage in an internship leading to professional employment in such areas as:
The Home Economics--Family and Consumer Sciences Department at The Master's College was founded, in 1987, at the request of Dr. MacArthur .