Welcome to the Department of Family & Consumer Sciences at the University of Central Arkansas!
My name is Mary Harlan and I am chairperson of the department. It is a pleasure to have the opportunity to introduce you to our programs.
The Bachelor of Science (BS) Degree in Family & Consumer Sciences is offered with three options. The student may select a specialization in dietetics/nutrition, interior design or general family & consumer sciences. Certification for teaching family & consumer sciences in secondary schools is earned with the Bachelor of Science in Education (BSE) degree. The Bachelor of Science dietetics option meets the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) academic requirements and is accredited by the American Dietetic Association (ADA).
The dietetic internship, a post-baccalaureate dietetic/nutrition practice and study program, is also available for the dietetic major. The internship program meets the performance requirements for eligibility to write the American Dietetic Association registration exam to become a registered dietitian.
The Master of Science in Family & Consumer Sciences has three specialization tracks. Thesis or non-thesis options are available for any of the specialization tracks.
The main office for the Department of Family & Consumer Sciences is located in McAlister Hall Room 100. We may be reached by telephone at 501-450-5950, fax at 501-450-5958. If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.