Family and Consumer Sciences
*Available to students graduating on or before Spring 2024*
Why Study Family and Consumer Sciences at Virginia Tech?
The major puts you on track for our Career and Technical Education master’s degree, which provides the credentials and experiences needed to be a licensed family and consumer sciences teacher. Financial security, housing, nutrition, health and wellness, personal and family relationships, and a sustainable quality of life are important issues that can be addressed by knowledge gained in the program.
Of Students Comeplete Internships
Average Class Size
1 of 4
Family and Consumer Sciences Majors in Virginia
Beyond the Classroom
Qualified graduates of the family and consumer sciences program are eligible to enroll in the Master of Science in career and technical education to complete their qualifications to become licensed teachers in middle and high school family and consumer sciences programs.
Scholarships are available for students planning to enter the career and technical education masters program through the School of Education.
The Virginia Association of Family and Consumer Sciences is an affiliate of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS). It is an organization that represents and supports professionals interested in family and consumer sciences issues. Student members participate in state and national programs and apply for scholarships.
Our small class sizes provide individualized attention while you are learning. Our faculty members are productive scholars, authors, and award-winning teachers who are always eager to mentor students.
Gain hands-on experience through internships. Our students complete internships closely aligned with their curriculum. Graduates pursue jobs in:
- Community organizations
- Cooperative extension
- Public affairs
- Public relations
What You'll Study
Bachelor of Science in Apparel Housing and Resource Management Degree
- Including Virginia Tech's Pathways
Family and Consumer Sciences Major Requirements
- Family Financial Management
- Housing Environments
- Consumer Rights
- Clothing and People
- Human Nutrition and Foods
- House Planning
- Residential Drafting Lab
- Intro to Hotel, Restaurant & Institutional Management
Minor and Elective Hours
Our program gives you the opportunity to build knowledge in another area by pursuing a minor, double major, or cognate.
B.S. Apparel Housing and Resource Management
Discover all that Virginia Tech has to offer inside and outside of the classroom. Our campus life aims to build communities, promote holistic education, and cultivate environments that offer opportunities for leadership, innovation, and service.