Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

The College of Agriculture and Environmental Science's Department of Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) is one of the oldest programs at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. It is the only comprehensive family and consumer sciences unit on the campus of a land-grant university in North Carolina, and is one of three programs in the state that is accredited by the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. 

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The department offers a variety of exciting programs, including fashion merchandising and design, dietetics, food sciences, pre-medicine nutrition, child development and family relations, consumer sciences, birth-to-kindergarten education and family studies. The FCS offers bachelor's, master's and master of arts in teaching (MAT) degrees, and also has certificate programs in family financial planning, and family and consumer sciences. 

These programs prepare students from diverse backgrounds for professions that focus on improving the quality of life of individuals, families and communities in a global and technologically advanced society.  Students are prepared to think critically, to communicate ideas effectively, and to develop their leadership potential through student organizations offered by the department, university, and College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences. 

The university is located in a progressive city in convenient proximity to mountains and a beautiful coast.  The beautiful and historic A&T campus is matched by our excellent facilities and well-equipped laboratories, including a newly renovated Apparel Design Studio, a Computer Aided Design (CAD) Laboratory, a state-of-the-art Food Sensory Laboratory, a 5-Star Child Development Laboratory, and more.

The learning environment for students encompasses practical hands-on experience in a professional environment. Students may also take advantage of opportunities to study abroad in France, Great Britain, Italy, or Germany, where they will examine the arts and cultural influences related to fashion, early education, and nutrition. 

Career opportunities that await our graduates include: technical design, retail buying, store management and merchandising, visual merchandising, food regulation compliance and technology, food chemistry, clinical dietetics and nutrition, family planning, Cooperative Extension, family and consumer sciences education, financial planning, parent education, preschool teaching and administration.

 FCS offers degrees in four program areas:

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

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. Jane Walker, Interim 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
Email: walkerj@ncat.edu

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

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