Undergraduate Degree Programs

Family & Consumer Sciences

The Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) major is designed to prepare students to make positive contributions to the well-being of individuals families and consumers, through professional careers in education, business and industry, community service, government, science and technology.

American Association for Family & Consumer Sciences logoWe strive to prepare professionals for an increasingly diverse society by providing a range of experiences and opportunities that support their knowledge and skills. Internships and capstone classes provide additional first-hand experience and networking opportunities.

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Retail Merchandising

Retail Merchandising prepares students to better understand consumers and retailing as they learn about important consumer-oriented business practices in the fields of retailing, sales, customer service, and public relations.

About Retail Merchandising

Human Development and Family Studies

Human Development and Family Studies (HDFS) prepares students to address real-world problems in a changing and diverse global society.

About Human Development and Family Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Family and Consumer Sciences Education prepares students for high demand teaching positions in Alabama and across the United States.

About Family and Consumer Sciences Education

Hospitality and Tourism

From sporting events, conferences, conventions, outdoor parks and recreations and lodging around the state of Alabama, Hospitality and Tourism is a growing industry.

About Hospitality and Tourism

UM Family and Consumer Sciences graduate Amber James holds up a sign Say Yes to FCS.Where will your path take you?

Take a look at several different career pathways you can follow with a degree in Family and Consumer Sciences.

Learn more about our career pathways here.

About FCS Career Pathways