Family and Consumer Sciences Education

empowers individuals and families throughout their lives to manage the challenges of living and working in a diverse, global society. The challenges individuals face throughout their lives include FACSLogoColorLgbalancing personal, home, family and work lives; acquiring marketable skills to be successful in life management, employment, and career development; promoting optimal nutrition and wellness; and managing resources to meet the material needs of individuals and families.

Happy couple cook in kitchen with cookbookIn today’s society there are more two-career families than ever before,and the number of personal bankruptcies has risen 400 percent in the past 25 years and continues to rise. Family and Consumer Sciences can give individuals the practical knowledge, critical and creative thinking skills to address problems in diverse family, community, and work environments.

Family and Consumer Sciences Education offers Eight Career Pathways:

  • Child Development
  • Consumer Economics Services
  • Family and Human Services
  • Fashion Design, Manufacturing & Merchandising
  • Food Science, Dietetics & Nutrition
  • Food Services and Culinary Arts
  • Hospitality Services
  • Interior Design
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