Quick Facts about the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

The Department offers Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degrees in

  • Child Development and Family Studies
  • Family and Consumer Sciences with a concentration in Consumer Sciences
  • Family and Consumer Sciences with a concentration in Fashion Merchandising and Design
  • Food and Nutritional Sciences with a concentration in Pre-Medicine Nutrition
  • Food and Nutritional Sciences with a concentration in Food Science

The two largest programs in the department are child development and family studies and family and consumer sciences with a concentration in fashion merchandising and design.

Enrollment

Year

FCS Students

College (CAES)

Percent of FCS/CAES

Fall 2014

456

1037

43.9%

Fall 2015

414

1105

37.5%

Fall 2016

372*

1139

32.6%

*The reduction in enrollment reflects the restructuring of the University with the Early Education and Family Studies Birth-Kindergarten Licensure Concentration moving from the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences to the College of Education

Licensure and Pass Rate

Although no test is required for the Birth-Kindergarten (B-K) licensure, B-K teachers may be designated “highly qualified” to teach kindergarten by passing the Praxis test Early Childhood Education (5025).

Retention and Graduation

The College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences has a first year retention rate of 78% for the period 2012, 2013, and 2014. 

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences has an average first year retention rate for 2014-2015 and 2015-2016 of 75%.

The FCS Department conferred 42 degrees from July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015 (including bachelors and masters).

Total Baccalaureate Degrees Conferred: University, College, and Department

Year

University

College (CAES)

Program (FCS)

2014-2015

1292

114

42

2013-2014

1934

127

54

2012-2013

1316

103

54

Source: North Carolina Agriculture and Technical State University Office of Planning, Assessment & Research