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 Department of Family & Consumer Sciences office is located in McAlister Hall room 100. We may be reached by telephone at 501-450-5950. If you have additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.