Which Schools Offer Distance Learning Programs in Family & Consumer Sciences?

Both bachelor's and master's degrees in family and consumer sciences are available online through a few colleges and universities. Keep reading to learn more. Schools offering Fashion Design & Merchandising degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

Family And Consumer Science Programs

Programs in Family and Consumer Sciences cover various topics related to the family, family planning and child services. Most programs prepare students to work in a field related to children or family services. Check out the schools discussed below for more information on these programs.

Important Information About Programs in Family and Consumer Sciences

Possible Careers Teacher's assistant, child advocate, family referral specialist, child protective services worker
Prerequisites Background check
Continuing Education Certifications must be renewed
Programs Non-credit, self-study providers available

University of Alabama

An online Bachelor of Science in Human Environmental Sciences, Consumer Sciences with a concentration in Family Financial Planning and Counseling is available through the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa. Courses are offered in investment planning, retirement planning, tax management, consumer protection, time value of money and insurance planning. All of the course content may be viewed online over a secure Internet connection, and assignments are handed in through e-mail.

Texas Tech University

Texas Tech University, located in Lubbock, TX, offers an online Master of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences Education. This Web-based program trains you to be a family and consumer sciences teacher. The program requires 38-41 credit hours, consisting of ten online courses, practicum credits, and student teaching that can be completed near your home location.

Some topics covered in the program include program development theories, research techniques, occupational programs, and the legislative side of family and consumer education.

Jacksonville State University

Located in Jacksonville, AL, this university offers a distance learning program leading to a Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences with a concentration in Child Development. Offered completely online, this program is designed to prepare students to work with children and their families in various professional settings.

You will have the opportunity to study topics in human development, parent-child relations, child care program administration, family interaction, advanced child development and family resources management.

Iowa State University

A Master in Family Consumer Sciences program is offered by Iowa State University in Ames, IA. Concentrations can be taken in educational studies, nutrition or human development and family studies.

Topics addressed in program coursework, depending on the area of concentration chosen, include dietetics, gerontology, financial planning, educational leadership, curriculum development and food science. You can choose a thesis or non-thesis option. Graduate certificates in family financial planning, financial and housing counseling, gerontology, youth development and youth program management and evaluation are also offered as online programs.

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