Stephen F. Austin State University

Family and Consumer Sciences

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SFA's family and consumer sciences degree ranked among top 50 in the nation

SFA has been ranked among the top 50 great value colleges for family and consumer sciences degrees in the nation by Great Value Colleges, a website dedicated to helping students discover the best degree and college for them.

SFA's No. 47 ranking among the almost 400 U.S. colleges identified for comparison distinguishes it as one of the most attractive programs for consumer sciences students.

The ranking was created based on master's and doctoral degree, research, internship and scholarship opportunities. Data also was collected from and university websites.


The Family and Consumer Sciences program is designed with two tracks.

There are three teaching certifications in Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS):

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Degree Plans

Family and Consumer Sciences
Family and Consumer Sciences w/ Composite Certification
Family and Consumer Sciences w/ Hospitality, Nutrition and Food Science Certification
Family and Consumer Sciences w/ Human Development and Family Studies Certification

R.O.A.D. Map

The R.O.A.D. Map (Real Opportunity to Attain Degree) was designed to assist students throughout their educational career to ensure they are on a path to success.

R.O.A.D. Map 2018

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Students must be admitted to Teacher Certification. For more information on the teacher certification program at SFASU and the requirements for admission visit the James I. Perkins College of Education web site. Look under the following:

Dr. Nancy Shepherd, Assistant Professor (, coordinates the teacher certification program. All faculty in the School of Human Sciences teach the family and consumer sciences content courses required for certification.