The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at South Carolina State University is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences. For program aggregate data CLICK Here. The accreditation of South Carolina State University's Nutrition Option of the Didactic Program in Dietetics is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The Child Development Learning Center is accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The success in attaining these accreditations is a testament to the high quality of our programs. The department offers undergraduate degrees in two program areas: Nutrition and Food Management, and Family and Consumer Sciences Business, which has three options – Child Development, Fashion Merchandising, and Multidisciplinary.
The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences at South Carolina State University prepares students who possess highly marketable skills and are competitive in their chosen areas of specialization. Each student enrolled in a program area is assigned an advisor who works diligently to ensure his/her success. The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences treasures you as its valued customer and cooperatively strives to ensure that your efforts are productive and will result in an earned degree.
The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences is located in 203 Staley Hall Building off of Buckley Street. Staley Building is located to the left of the Ticket Office and to the right of Smith-Hammond-Middleton Memorial Center. Should you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact our department.
- Family & Consumer Sciences Business / Child Development
- Family & Consumer Sciences Business / Fashion Merchandising
- Family & Consumer Sciences Business / Multidisciplinary
- Nutrition & Food Management  For more specific information, for Nutrition and Dietetics
- Nutrition Undergraduate Handbook
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Interim ChairpersonDr. William H. Whitaker, Jr.
For more information, contact:
Department of Family & Consumer Sciences
300 College Street, NE
Orangeburg, SC 29117