Family & Consumer Sciences

Child development teachers

The mission of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at Jacksonville State University is to empower individuals to manage the challenges of living and working in a complex global society. As a discipline, Family and Consumer Sciences integrate diverse content areas such as food, clothing, shelter, interpersonal relationships, child and lifespan development, and resource management into a cohesive body of knowledge that addresses the issues facing individuals, communities, and families in an ever-changing world.

The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences offers a diverse, challenging, and rewarding field of study to help individuals improve personally, to make informed consumer decisions, to enhance the quality of life for families and consumers, and to prepare for exciting professional careers.

Degree programs include:

A. Bachelor of Science degree in Family and Consumer Sciences with a concentration in:

  • Child Development
  • Dietetics
  • Human Sciences
  • Merchandising
  • Hospitality and Culinary Management

B. Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a teaching field in Family and Consumer Sciences.

Minors offered within the department include:

  • Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Child Development
  • Human Sciences
  • Nutrition and Foods
  • Hospitality and Culinary Management

"The closeness of the students, faculty, and staff is what drew me to the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences. Everyone is very friendly and helpful in supporting student needs. The excellent faculty and instruction prepare students for their potential careers."

- Tiffany Moore, Family and Consumer Sciences, Dietetics. Guntersville, AL.