Welcome to the Dept. of Human Services & Consumer Sciences
Through teaching, practicums, outreach services, and research, HSCS provides its students with tools to improve the quality of life for individuals and families in the global society.
Whether you are a high school student planning to pursue an undergraduate degree in Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS), Child and Family Development (CFDV), Nutrition and Dietetics, or an undergraduate or professional planning to obtain a Master’s Degree in Food and Nutrition or Child and Family Development, HSCS is the department for you. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to providing you with a high-quality, student-centered education to achieve your goals.
Careers in Dietetics include Administrative Dietitian, Research Dietitian, Consultant Dietitian, Educator at Colleges/Universities, Dietitian in Sports/Athletics, Nutritionist, Food Service Director, and Food Manufacturer’s Representative. According to the US Department of Labor, the median salary for a Registered Dietitian was $57,910 in 2015 (http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/dietitians-and-nutritionists.htm). There is need for family and consumer sciences graduates in many states and careers in this field include Direct Service to Children and Youth Child Care (Child Care Teacher), Cooperative Extension Educator, Support Service to Children and Families Caseworker, Child and Family Advocate, Child Development Director, Community/Human Service Director, Human Development Consultant, Media Relations Director, and Family Financial Consultant among others (http://www.aafcs.org/res/careers/Careers_in_FCS.pdf). Annual mean wages in Child Development and Family and Consumer Sciences vary from as low as $25,000 to as high as $70,000 (U.S. Department of Labor http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes_nat.htm#00-0000.
Please do not hesitate to contact us.
Makuba A. Lihono
Department of Human Services and Consumer Sciences