Bachelor Of Science In Family And Consumer Sciences Event Planning
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Transfer Credits
Transfer in up to 75% of your degree total
Next Start Date
Aug 19, 2024
Liberty University is accredited by SACSCOC

Turn Your Passion for Creating Memories into a Career with Liberty’s Event Planning Degree

Do you want to use your management and planning skills to help make someone’s dream event come true? Imagine helping brides plan for their perfect day or helping business community events drive industries forward. Liberty’s B.S. in Family and Consumer Sciences (FACS) – Event Planning can give you the skills you need to make these events happen.

In the event planning program, you will learn how to design, plan, and carry out diverse events from corporate meetings and conferences to social functions like weddings and community fundraisers. Organizations in every industry need experts to help manage events for community outreach. This program will immerse you in all aspects of the event industry, including marketing, technology, and entrepreneurship. Your courses will focus on developing your design and event operations skills to prepare you to excel in many venues.

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At Liberty, you’ll find an affordable, high-quality education that equips students like you for the real world. Our commitment to excellence helped us rank among’s Top 3 college campuses in America. Earning your degree from a nonprofit university with state-of-the-art resources like ours can help set you apart from your peers.

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Why Choose Liberty’s B.S. in FACS – Event Planning Degree?

At Liberty, our goal is to provide you with skills that both help others and make your passions a reality. That’s why we’ve created our family and consumer sciences degree with a specialization in event planning. In this program, you can receive the education, resources, and experience you need to succeed in the field of event planning.

The most valuable resource we offer to our students is our professors. You’ll learn from faculty who have real-life experience with the topics they’re teaching. They will instruct, mentor, and guide you throughout your academic journey with us.

In addition to the guidance and mentorship from your professors, you will gain valuable hands-on learning experience in your internship. We value practical experience, and we believe this is the best way for you to learn how to be a leading professional. With high-quality studies, excellent faculty, and experience in the field, you can be equipped for success in the event planning industry.

What Will You Learn in Our Event Planning Degree?

With a degree in family and consumer sciences, you’ll gain the knowledge and training needed to set yourself up for success in a field that enriches the lives of others. You’ll understand how to positively impact families and communities through effective management and skills as well as plan important life events for others.

The family and consumer sciences courses focus on learning the needs of contemporary families, interior and apparel design, human nutrition, parenting, and career planning. With classes like these, you’ll be able to understand what is needed to help others live more fulfilling lives. Additionally, you’ll take a course in event management as well as participate in a FACS internship. This internship will give you the hands-on experience you need to excel in event planning.

Review the Degree Completion Plan, and check out our featured courses below to learn more about what you’ll be studying!

Featured Courses

EMGT 320 – Special Events Management

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Contract management as well as ethical and legal issues in event management
  • How to coordinate human, financial, and physical resources in event planning
  • Principles of special event management including the process of planning special events and marketing events

EMGT 420 – Conference and Meeting Management

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Economic impacts and connections to other hospitality industries
  • Functions of meeting planning, sales, and the execution of events
  • The theories and practices in the management of meetings, conventions, and expositions

FACS 351 – Event Management

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Coordinating and staffing events such as conferences and weddings
  • Negotiating contracts
  • Planning multi-media components
  • Strategies for success in the hospitality industry

STCO 289 – Digital Promotion Technologies and Applications

Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Best practices in the production of digital messages and how to deploy these messages through channels used by professionals in the field
  • Software and hardware tools used in the creation of promotional audio and video
Degree Information
Admission Requirements

Highlights of Our B.S. in FACS – Event Planning Degree

  • Liberty has professional facilities that will give you the tools you need to learn the event planning process.
  • The required internship provides hands-on experience and potential job offers.
  • Our on-campus clubs allow you to connect with other students and professionals in the field. The clubs include: the Event Planning Society, the FACS Honor Society, the Family and Child Development Association, the Fashion Design and Merchandising Association, and the Interior Design Association

Family and Consumer Sciences in Event Planning Degree Information

Career Opportunities for B.S. in FACS – Event Planning Graduates

  • Catering services manager
  • Donor or sponsorship coordinator
  • Event and meeting planner
  • Event coordinator and consultant
  • Event space or venue manager
  • Health services event planner
  • Marketing or communications manager
  • Program coordinator
  • Party planner
  • Program manager
  • Staff or volunteer coordinator

Admission Requirements for Undergraduate Degrees

Every application is reviewed by the admission committee on a case-by-case basis, meaning there are no set minimums for acceptance. However, all applicants must submit the following documents* for admission:

  • Admission application
  • Official high school transcripts
  • Official college transcripts (if applicable)
  • Results from the CLT, SAT, or ACT are not required for admission, but may be used in consideration for merit-based aid.
  • Admission essay

*Note that additional documentation may be requested by the admission committee after your application has been received.