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Family & Consumer Science

An Family and Consumer Sciences concentration equips you with a comprehensive body of knowledge to help people make informed decisions about their well-being and relationships. You’ll develop the research skills necessary to share resources to achieve optimal quality of life.

The A.S. concentration at Motlow in Family and Consumer Science prepares you for transfer to a college or university through the Tennessee Transfer Pathway (TTP). TTPs enable you to complete your degree at Motlow and then seamlessly transfer to any Tennessee public, and many private, universities to complete your bachelor’s degree.

Today’s Family and Consumer Sciences profession is about making a difference in the lives of others. The Family and Consumer Sciences concentration is a good fit for you if you’re interested in issues affecting families and consumers, and interested in a wide range of educational subjects. Family and Consumer Science students attain skills to assist families and consumers with quality-of-life decisions. You help alleviate their challenges related to relationships, consumer and financial resource management, personal development, nutrition and wellness, and balancing family and work.

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Have you chosen a major? Is there a program of study that inspires you? Do you have your heart set on a particular degree? Motlow is here to help you find your future and craft a great career.

Start by choosing the credentials you want. Motlow offers:

  • Short-term certifications,
  • One-year diplomas,
  • 2-year associates degrees,
  • Associates degrees with embedded micro-credentials, and
  • Pathways to numerous bachelor degrees with majors in hundreds of programs. We have many additional articulation agreements with universities that allow you to easily transfer or even enroll simultaneously at Motlow and another institution
  • We have articulation agreements with universities that allow you to easily transfer or even enroll simultaneously at Motlow and another institution.

Use our program finder to explore all of the possibilities. Visit our transfer & articulations page to learn more about our partnerships with other universities. Explore your interests and aptitudes with our free YouScience tool.

Meet with one of our admissions counselors. Enroll and get assigned your very own completion coach.

The time is right. Call us today. It’s never been easier to find a scholarship and apply for aid to help pay for college. Our mission is your success, and we want to make exploring Motlow simple & free.

The median family consumer science salary with an advanced degree is $55k per year.

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Possible Career Opportunities 

  • Community Educator or Wellness Director ($47-87k/year)
  • Cooperative Extension Agent ($25-55k/year)
  • Consumer Information Specialist ($37-57k/year)
  • Family and Youth Agency Administrator ($21-42k/year)
  • Life Coach ($24-99k/year)
  • Personal Living Environments Consultant ($50-63k/year)

Practical Experience 

  • Child Development 
  • Family Relations 
  • Consumer Economics 
  • Personal Finance 
  • Fashion Design 
  • Smart Housing 
  • Culinary Arts and Nutrition 

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