About This Degree
Estimated Program Length
Vincennes University's Associate Degree in FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES will provide the first two years of study toward your bachelor's degree.
WHAT IS IT?
The field of Family and Consumer Sciences is concerned with improving the lives 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.
MORE JOBS THAN QUALIFIED APPLICANTS
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.
THE VU ADVANTAGE
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!
WHAT DO OUR GRADUATES SAY?
"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
This curriculum prepares students to transfer to departments and schools of Family and Consumer Sciences or Home Economics to complete the baccalaureate degree. A wide spectrum of introductory courses is included, enabling students to establish and prepare for an area of specialization or to enter the education field.