Family and Consumer Sciences



Available on the Vincennes Campus and Online

Vincennes University's Associate Degree in FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES will provide the first two years of study toward your bachelor's degree.  


The field of Family and Consumer Sciences is concerned with improving the life of individuals and families, and includes such diverse areas as:

  • Food, Nutrition, and Wellness
  • Interior Design and Housing
  • Family Relations and Human Development
  • Textiles and Clothing
  • Family Economics and Resource Management

As a family and consumer sciences professional, you may be employed in a vast array of positions.   Traditional fields include teaching or cooperative extension work.   You could also be employed in business, consumer affairs, finance, or communications.


A study conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture indicates that throughout the beginning of the 21st century, there will be an abundance of well-paying jobs open to family and consumer science majors. The study predicts that there will be over 4,000 more jobs than trained persons to fill them.


At Vincennes University you will have the advantage of small classes and labs, free tutoring, excellent course transferability, and hands-on instructional activities.   In addition, students can complete this degree totally online through distance education.  If you are contemplating a career in Family and Consumer Sciences, Vincennes University is a great place to start!


"I chose to major in FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES because it incorporated my interests and brought them together in a degree.  VU was the perfect fit to pursue this degree.  Vincennes University has very caring and helpful teachers/staff.  It's affordable, modern, and has a safe environment.  Most importantly, I walked away with knowledge and started a job in my field right after graduation."--Kelsie Vandeventer,  A.S. Degree in Family & Consumer Sciences, 2016


Learn more about the courses required for FAMILY & CONSUMER SCIENCES.

Mission Statement and Program Outcomes

For more information about Family & Consumer Sciences, please contact Professor Lou Ann Lindsey at 812.888.5304 or