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Family and Consumer Sciences Bachelor Degree (B.S.)

Family and Consumer Sciences Bachelor Degree (B.S.)

Family and Consumer Sciences at Messiah College 

Your passion for improving the lives of families – the basic building block of society-- can lead to a rewarding career in a profession that is currently in high-demand.

Passionate about the well-being of families, children, teenagers and older adults? Thinking about a career focused on making a fundamental difference in the lives of others? Then check out Messiah College’s fully accredited family and consumer sciences education major. One of only three such majors in Pennsylvania, Messiah’s program teaches you how to enhance the well-being of others by providing them with practical knowledge about everyday life issues like child development, family dynamics, foods and nutrition and more. 

Family and consumer sciences education major distinctives
Career options for family and consumer sciences education majors
Internship and teaching opportunities for family and consumer sciences education majors

Program emphasis

You’ll delve into topics that enhance individual and family development and take courses in human development and family science, education, food and nutrition and early childhood education. You may even attend professional conferences, co-present papers with faculty or study abroad for a semester.

Hands-on learning opportunities

And beyond the classroom, this major at Messiah will also give you lots of hands-on opportunities to participate in school settings, develop curricula, and work one-on-one with our faculty. You can also join the Messiah College Council on Family Relations (MCCFR) – a student professional organization affiliated with the National Council on Family Relations.

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Students in the family and consumer sciences education program take a selection of courses that successfully prepare them for a career in a related field.
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