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Family and Consumer Sciences is a field of science that studies the relationship between people and their environment. The course investigates the impact of the physical, biological, social and economic factors on human behaviour and development. It connects students to real-world application of content, by incorporating social and natural sciences, as well as science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. This course is a good fit for students who are interested in issues affecting families and helping families make quality decisions.

A degree in this field gives students a comprehensive understanding of financial stability, housing, health and well being, as well as personal and family relationships. This is aimed to help them develop a broad understanding and prepare them with interdisciplinary knowledge based on research in biological sciences, physical and social sciences, and family and consumer science. It equips students with skills pertaining to teamwork, leadership and technology and helps them become high-level strategic thinkers as they face personal, family, work, and social issues. Students develop skills that help them enrich the lives of others, whilst enabling them to live a holistic life.


Study Levels

Students can study the sub-disciplines of Family and Consumer Science at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, under the following qualifications:

Bachelor of Arts (B.A)
Bachelor of Science (BSc/BS)
Bachelor of Education (B.Ed)
Bachelor of Management (BMgt/BM)
Master of Arts
Master of Science
Master of Education (M.Ed)
Master of Management (MMgt/MM)
Doctor of Philosophy (P.hD.)
Postgraduate Diploma/Certificate (PGDip/PGCert)


Pursuing a course in Family and Consumer Sciences can help students become more knowledgeable and better equipped to make a positive change in the life of others.

Throwing Caps

The specialisation options in Family and Consumer Sciences include:

Human Development
Child Development
Family Studies
Design and Merchandising
Family and Consumer Science
Public Health

Health and Wellness
Personal Finance
Interior Design and Housing
Consumer Resource Management
Event Planning
Professional and Creative Industries
Food Science and Human Nutrition



This programme boasts a wide range of job options for its graduates. It prepares students for various jobs that will help impact society in meaningful ways. The job roles are in government agencies, non-governmental organisations, educational institutes, community centres, private agencies and in the hospitality industry. Students can also pursue a career in human resources, public relations, training and development.
A graduate of the programme would enjoy a wide range of flexible job options that are far-reaching. The various career opportunities are mentioned below:

Human Development and Family Studies Graduate Roles:

Social Worker
Service Worker
Marriage and Family Therapist
Adult Literacy Teacher
Preschool / Elementary / High School Teacher
Career and Technical Education Teacher
Professor Occupational Therapist
Child Life Specialist
Public Health Administrator
Survey Researcher
Political Scientist


    Health and Wellness Graduate Roles:
    Public Health Educator,
    Corporate Wellness Coordinator
    Community Health Worker
    Health Services Manager
    Health Coach
    Life Coach
    Health Educator
    Health Education Specialist
    Personal Trainer
    Massage Therapist
    Yoga Teacher
    Wellness Coach
    Personal chef


    Personal Finance Graduate Roles:
    Personal Banker
    Asset Banker
    Investment Advisor
    Insurance Advisor
    Tax Advisor
    Estate Planner
    Financial Planner
    Mortgage Broker
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