Family and Consumer Sciences

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Family and Consumer Sciences

Family and consumer sciences is an academic discipline that combines aspects of social and natural science. Family and consumer sciences deals with the relationship between individuals, families, and communities, and the environment in which they live. The field represents many disciplines including consumer science, nutrition, food preparation, parenting, early childhood education, family economics and resource management, human development, interior design, textiles, apparel design, as well as other related subjects. Family and Consumer Sciences Education is viewed as the focus of individuals and families living in society throughout the life span. It focuses on families and their interrelationships with the communities. It is taught as an elective and as a required course all throughout North America. Other topics such as sexual education, food management and fire prevention might be covered.

Family and consumer science is also known as human sciences or home economics. It is also sometimes referred to as human ecology, though this term is used for several disciplines.

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Matching Family and Consumer Sciences Colleges

Name
Ohio State University-Main Campus
Four or more years; Public; $23,751 average out-state tuition; $8,856 average in-state tuition
Montclair State University
Four or more years; Public; $16,438 average out-state tuition; $7,690 average in-state tuition
Colorado State University-Fort Collins
Four or more years; Public; $22,007 average out-state tuition; $6,307 average in-state tuition
Purdue University-Main Campus
Four or more years; Public; $27,061 average out-state tuition; $8,893 average in-state tuition
The University of Alabama
Four or more years; Public; $21,900 average out-state tuition; $8,600 average in-state tuition
Arizona State University
Four or more years; Public; $21,807 average out-state tuition; $9,208 average in-state tuition
Florida State University
Four or more years; Public; $17,544 average out-state tuition; $3,100 average in-state tuition

Family and Consumer Sciences Related Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
Mellon Postdoctoral Research Fellowships - Newberry Library $50400 December 01, 2014
Investment in Community Fellowship - Clark Foundation $10000 January 31, 2015
Louis M. "Mick" Colvin Scholarship $5000 December 08, 2014
Summer Fellowship Program $5000 January 16, 2015
Byron Hanke Fellowship $5000 May 01, 2015
Phyllis Combs Leet Scholarship $2900 February 01, 2015
Frank and Gladys E. Buhler Scholarship in Health and Human Performance $2800 April 01, 2015
Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellows Program $2500 February 01, 2015
Thomas Clifton Gibbs & Jamesette Hunt President's Endowed Scholarship $2000 February 01, 2015
Shoe-Smith Scholarship $2000 March 01, 2015