Family and Consumer Sciences

The field of family and consumer science focuses on how households and communities operate, including child development and parenting, family purchasing decisions, household finances, nutrition, interior and fashion design, personal money management, and intra-family relations.

Professionals with family and consumer sciences backgrounds pursue careers as child care and development workers, child advocates, fashion designers, food service and hospitality managers, textile stylists, educators, and community outreach professionals.

Students at FVSU can earn a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in family and consumer science.


Students can concentrate their studies in:

  • Food and Nutrition or
  • Infant and Child Development

The program is administered through the College of Agriculture, Family Sciences, and Technology.