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Family and consumer science is a study discipline concerned with various aspects of individual and family life as part of society, the relationship between them and the relation with the environment. Family and consumer science is considered a well-established academic discipline with high importance and impact in the development of human society.

Bachelor and Master degrees in family and consumer science combine and exploit many fields such as food, nutrition, design, consumer behaviour, parenting and education, resource management, sexual education and even fire prevention or traffic rules. Family and consumer science degrees cover a wide spectrum of interest. Students will develop and apply critical thinking skills, develop knowledge and skills that support healthy, functioning individuals in family and work roles. They will also learn how to manage resources efficiently so that the essential needs of individuals and families are satisfied. One of the key goals for them will be to promote wellness across all aspects of life.

Career prospects for graduates of family and consumer science include: working in the human services or customer relations area, practicing professions like designer, housing specialist, consumer specialist, nutritionist, social worker, child life specialist, educator or any occupation that aims to improve the quality of human life.

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