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Family and Consumer Sciences

Mission of Family and Consumer Sciences: To provide a strong, quality undergraduate experience with the competencies necessary for individuals to compete successfully in a global and diverse marketplace to manage challenges of living and working in a diverse, global, ever-changing society; to develop skills in decision making, problem solving, managing work and family, communication, technology, leadership, citizenship and workplace readiness while seeking academic excellence and Christian integrity.

Working as a child and family advocate, a retirement facility program director, or a 4-H specialist are just three potential careers for which the Family and Consumer Sciences prepares students. At Carson-Newman, the Family and Consumer Sciences major provides a generalist focus in preparation for careers that serve individuals, families, and communities in a myriad of ways. This generalist major positions students well for a variety of master’s degree programs including further study in an FCS-related area.

With 42 hours of unrestricted electives, this major offers flexibility for the student with varied interests while still allowing “on-time” degree completion.

Possible careers:

Child and Family Advocate, Corporate Health Programs Director, Elder Care, Event Management/Planning, Extension Agent, Hotel Administration, Human Services, Non-profit Manager, Policy Analyst, Research Analyst, Retirement Facility Program Director, Travel/Tourism, WIC Nutrition Counselor, 4-H specialist

Curriculum for map for FCS

For more information or to visit the department, contact:
Heather M. Whaley, PhD, CFCS
Professor, Family and Consumer Sciences

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