Program Overview

As a Family and Consumer Sciences major, you’ll focus on the managerial skills needed in the workplace and the home, such as financial management, stress management, resource allocation, organization and time management skills.

Coursework covers a wide range of topics and can be customized depending on your area of interest. The consumer services emphasis includes classes in multicultural etiquette, personal and family finance and cooperative management and housing. The FCS education emphasis leads to licensure in grades 6-12 and prepares you to teach courses like leadership development, food science and nutrition, interior design, hospitality and social services. As an FCS major, you’ll be eligible to sit for the Certification in Family and Consumer Sciences exam during the spring of your senior year. 


Emphasis Areas

Consumer Services

Family and Consumer Sciences Education (Tennessee state licensure in family and consumer sciences for grades 6–12)

  • My time at Carson-Newman University gave me the ultimate preparation for my professional life. Many times throughout my career I have been able to call upon experiences and information learned while in my undergraduate degree. I can say without a doubt I would not be where I am today in my career without my education from the School to Family and Consumer Sciences at Carson-Newman University.
    Bethany Gilliam / CTAE Director / Bulloch County Schools
Family and Consumer Science Careers

• Child and family advocate
• Corporate health programs director
• Elder care
• Event management/planning
• Extension agent
• Hotel administration
• Human services
• Non-profit manager
• Policy analyst
• Research analyst
• Retirement facility program director
• Travel/tourism
• WIC nutrition counselor
• 4-H specialist

Family and Consumer Sciences Internships

C-N students have completed internships and work experiences in places like:
• Life Care Centers of Jefferson County
• Cherokee Country Club
• Glenmore Mansion
• Shepard’s Inn
• Women of Vision
• Carson-Newman Alumni Relations
• Tybee Island Bed and Breakfast
• True Life Church
• Student teaching at area high schools

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