Family and Consumer SciencesUndergraduate Programs

  • Family & Child Science (FCS)
    Family and Child Science is a professional area of study that focuses on the family as a system of interacting persons.

    A student can choose one of two areas of emphasis in this major: Family Science or Child Science.

  • Family & Consumer Sciences Education (FCSE)
    Family and Consumer Science Education graduates teach in junior and senior high schools, community colleges, community agencies, and the Extension Service, as well as promote and manage businesses.
  • Human Nutrition & Dietetic Science (HNDS)
    The Human Nutrition & Dietetic Science (HNDS) program at NMSU offers two options within the major:

    1. Pre-Dietetics/Dietetics Option, or
    2. Nutrition Education Option

  • Food Science & Technology (FSTE)
    Food Science is the use of engineering, biological and physical sciences to study the nature, deterioration, processing and improvement of foods for consumers.

    Food Technology is the application of food science to the selection, preservation, packaging, processing, distribution and use of safe, nutritious, wholesome foods.