Family, Child and Community Services Concentration

Family Child and Community Services (FCCS) focuses on growth and development of the individual throughout the life span (infancy to adulthood). It is designed to provide students with competencies necessary for improving the physical, emotional, physiological, and educational well-being of individuals and families.

In addition, the program focuses on the study of interpersonal relationships within the family. Social, physical, emotional, and cognitive changes during infancy, childhood, adolescence, and adulthood are emphasized. Career opportunities are offered in public and private human service agencies, and specialized facilities serving children, adolescents, adults, and families. An internship and other community engagement work experiences are required.

Students in this area receive the comprehensive core foundational knowledge of family and consumer sciences.

For more information, please contact Program Coordinator: Dr. Jada Brooks, (804) 524-8340, or 

For careers in Family and Consumer Sciences, please refer to the below resource: 

Careers in FCS (PDF)