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
NRF Next Generation Scholarship Up to $25,000 October 14, 2016
Naperville Rotary Charities and The Rotary Club of Naperville Scholarship $5,000 November 01, 2016
YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund $5,000 November 01, 2016
Dr. Sherrie Ford Manufacturing as a Career Path Scholarship $4,000 November 04, 2016
CREW Chicago Scholarship Up to $3,000 October 31, 2016
NEWH North Carolina Region Scholarship $2,500 September 30, 2016
NEWH North Central Chapter Scholarship Up to $3,000 October 15, 2016
NEWH Houston Chapter Scholarship Up to $10,000 November 15, 2016
Lagrant Foundation Scholarship Up to $5,000 February 28, 2017
Regeneron Science Talent Search Up to $250,000 November 09, 2016