The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) will prepare you for careers that focus on improving the quality of life for individuals and families. Our graduates are employed by schools, government agencies, service institutions, and companies and industries involved in child development, food and nutrition, early education and family services, and fashion merchandising and design.

Our programs will prepare you to think critically, to communicate ideas effectively and to develop your leadership potential. This preparation occurs in excellent facilities and well-equipped laboratories, including Fashion Design and Computer Aided Design (CAD) laboratories, a 5-Star Child Development Laboratory, a state-of-the-art Food Sensory Laboratory and more.

Internships and field experiences are a requirement for graduation, and provide you valuable resume-building experiences. You will also develop leadership skills through participation in student organizations and professional conferences.

 FCS offers degrees in four program areas:

• Child Development and Family Studies
• Family and Consumer Sciences
• Fashion Merchandising and Design
• Food and Nutritional Sciences 

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences also offers a Family Financial Planning Online Certificate Program.

Please contact us to arrange a tour of our facilities, or to ask us about which degree in Family and Consumer Sciences is the best fit for your career goals:

Dr. Valerie Giddings

Dr. Valerie L. Giddings, Chair

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
102 Benbow Hall
North Carolina A&T State University
Greensboro, NC  27411
Phone: 336-334-7850
Fax: 336-334-7265

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences is accredited by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. 


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