Family & Consumer Sciences

Bachelor of Science

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. Students explore areas including food science, health, hospitality, education, human development, textiles and apparel.

Students majoring in family and consumer sciences can concentrate their study in:
  • food and nutrition or
  • infant and child development

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.

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