What Can I do with a Degree in Family Consumer Sciences?

Henderson State University offers a Bachelor of Science Degree in Family Consumer Sciences in four tracks:  Childcare management, Dietetics, Fashion Merchandising, and Food and Nutrition

Related Skills

  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Capability to be dependable and patient
  • Creativity and self-motivation
  • Interested in issues affecting individuals, families, and consumers
  • Strong desire to help people and display compassion and empathy
  • Understand clients’ emotional and educational needs

Related Career Titles

  • 4-H Agent
  • Apparel Designer
  • Apparel Production
  • CAD Designer
  • Caseworker
  • Caterer
  • Child Advocate
  • Child Care Director
  • Child Life Specialist
  • Clothing Specialist
  • Community Service Worker
  • Consultant
  • Consumer Consultant
  • Costume Designer
  • Customer Relations
  • Display Designer
  • Early Child Development Intervention
  • Educator
  • Fabric Buyer
  • Fashion Consultant
  • Fashion Coordinator
  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Food Editor
  • Food Service Manager
  • Gerontology Outreach Worker
  • Home Economist
  • Home Management Advisor
  • Hotel Manager
  • Human Development Consultant
  • Inspector
  • Kitchen Supervisor
  • Manufacturers Rep.
  • Nursing/Retirement Facility Program Director
  • Nutritional Consultant
  • Outreach Worker
  • Parent Educator
  • Pattern Designer/ Maker
  • Piece Goods Buyer
  • Recipe Developer
  • Retail Buyer
  • Sales
  • Specialty Food Manager
  • Store Manager
  • Teacher
  • Textile Designer
  • Textile Laboratory Technician
  • Textile Manufacturer
  • Textile Stylist
  • Tour Director
  • Travel Specialist

Career Planning

Professional Organizations

American Association of Family Consumer Sciences

National Extension Association of Family & Consumer Sciences

Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Family, Career, and Community Leaders of America

National Association for the Education of Young Children