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.

The Department offers a variety of exciting programs, including fashion merchandising and design, human nutrition (nutrition or pre-medicine equivalents), food sciences, child development and family relations, birth-to-kindergarten education and family studies, and consumer sciences. The Department of FCS offers bachelor's, Master of Science and Master of Arts in teaching degrees. We also have certificate programs in family financial planning and family and consumer sciences, as well as minors in either child development and family studies or family financial planning.

The department participates in the 1890s FCS Distance Instructional Alliance, a web-based consortium of Family and Consumer Science units at other 1890 Land Grant Colleges and Universities. For more information about the 1890 FCS DIA, click here.

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, the University, and the 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 N.C. A&T campus is enhanced 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 five-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 can 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, 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:

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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N.C. A&T Board of Trustees to Hold Special Called Meeting June 25

A special called meeting of the North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Board of Trustees will be held at 5 p.m., Monday, June 25, in the Dowdy Building, Chancellor’s Boardroom.

N.C. A&T Senior Selected for Congressional Bipartisan HBCU Caucus

Tony Watlington, Jr., rising senior economics student and SGA senator at North Carolina A&T State University, is helping to close the diversity gap on Capitol Hill.

Aggie Stadium to be Renamed BB&T Stadium

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University’s Aggie Stadium, home to the reigning historically black college and university (HBCU) football national champions and track teams that have won seven conference championships over the past two years, will be renamed BB&T Stadium, thanks to a significant gift from the banking and financial services corporation, officials announced today.