Family & Consumer Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Family & Consumer Sciences

Family and Consumer Sciences studies the relationship between individuals, families and the communities in which they live and helps them make informed decisions to improve their quality of life. The subject matter in this field covers a variety of topics, including:

  • Family studies
  • Child development
  • Food and nutrition
  • Environmental design
  • Fashion and textiles
  • Consumer and resource management
  • Work-based learning

Degree Plans

Texas Woman’s University offers Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences degrees* in the following subject areas:

6-12 Composite Certification**

Human Development and Family Studies**

Hospitality, Nutrition and Food Science**

*Successful completion of these programs leads to certification to teach Family and Consumer Sciences in secondary schools. Admission to the Teacher Education program is required before professional education classes can be taken.

**A successful passing score on the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Content Examination (AAFCS/TX) leads to the Certified Family and Consumer Sciences (CFCS) national credential.

Courses offered by semester (2016-2021)

How to Apply

Resources for current students

American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Family and Consumer Sciences Distance Education Alliance

For more information

Nerissa Leblanc Gillum, Ph.D.
Undergraduate Program Coordinator
940-898-2696
ngillum@twu.edu