Family and Consumer Sciences, A.S.

Family and Consumer Sciences, A.S.

Consumer Science instructor with students in classroom.
  • Family and Consumer Sciences majors play a pivotal role in enhancing the overall well-being of individuals and families.
  • This program serves as the cornerstone for future academic pursuits, facilitating a seamless transition to a four-year university where you can pursue a Bachelor's and/or Master's Degree.
  • Within this academic discipline, diverse and rewarding career opportunities await, encompassing roles in esteemed sectors such as human service agencies, adult education, and Cooperative Extension.
source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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What can I expect during my time at VU?

  • An attractive and dynamic campus fosters a rich environment for personal and academic growth.
  • The University’s instructors are true experts in their fields and are readily available to help students gain the academic and practical skills they need to excel.
  • The University offers substantial academic and social support systems to help students learn and grow.
  • Small class sizes enable students to participate fully in activities and discussions and to seek out extra help when needed.
  • Affordable tuition allows students to graduate with less debt.

What can I do with this degree?

Persons with degrees in Family and Consumer Sciences may work in community education for adults and youth through the Cooperative Extension Services. They may receive certification from the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences and may specialize in areas such as food and nutrition, interior design, fashion, child development, or family resource management. Other employers include business and industry, government, and health and human service agencies.

Is this degree accredited?

Vincennes University's institutional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and the specialized accreditations and approvals obtained by various programs are located on our Accreditation and Licensure page.

Vincennes University recognizes the importance of programmatic licensure, ensuring that graduates meet the requirements set by professional licensing boards. By adhering to rigorous standards and seeking recognition from accrediting bodies, Vincennes University demonstrates its dedication to offering quality education and preparing students for successful careers.

Have questions?

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