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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
CREW Chicago Scholarship $3000 October 31, 2014
Chicago Area Schweitzer Fellows Program $2500 February 01, 2015
Girls Impact the World Film Festival Scholarship $5000 December 31, 2014
Virginia Stevens Memorial Scholarship $1000 February 20, 2015
Belly Go Round Scholarship $500 December 31, 2014
Wilhelmina Funchess Scholarship Award $500 May 01, 2015
IDDBA Undergraduate/Graduate Scholarship $1000 October 01, 2014
Lonni Patten Memorial Scholarship Varies October 01, 2014
Payless ShoeSource Scholarship - Baltimore City Community College Varies December 15, 2014
NEWH New York Chapter Scholarship Varies September 01, 2014