Welcome to the Department of Family & Consumer Sciences at the University of Central Arkansas! The Department offers the following degrees: Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees (BS, BA) in Interior Design, Bachelor of Science in Education degree (BSE), Bachelor of Science in Nutrition degree (BS), Master of Science degree (MS). Licensure for teaching family & consumer sciences in secondary schools is earned with the Bachelor of Science in Education (BSE) degree. The Bachelor of Science in Nutrition degree meets the Didactic Program in Dietetics (DPD) academic requirements and is accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND).
The dietetic internship, a post-baccalaureate dietetic/nutrition practice and study program, is also available for the nutrition major. The internship program meets the performance requirements for eligibility to write the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics registration exam to become a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN).
The Master of Science in Family & Consumer Sciences has three specialization tracks: Nutrition/Dietetics, General Family and Consumer Sciences, and Clothing and Textiles. Thesis or non-thesis options are available for any of the specialization tracks.
The faculty, staff, and graduate assistants welcome you to visit us in McAlister Hall Room 100 or call us at (501) 450-5950. If you have any questions regarding our programs in FACS, Interior Design, or Nutrition, please contact us!
The Dietetic/Nutrition Internship program and the Didactic Program at the University of Central Arkansas are accredited by the Accreditation Council on Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).
The Education program at the University of Central Arkansas is accredited by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP).
The Interior Design program at the University of Central Arkansas is accredited by the Council for Interior Design (CIDA), 206 Grandville Ave, Suite 350, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49503.
The Interior Design Program is also accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), 11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, Virginia, 20190.