Vision. Determination. Commitment to bettering the world for youth and families. These are the qualities we expect of our program graduates.
The demand for qualified, competent professionals to teach, administer, and create educational programs and support systems for children, youth, and families is on the rise. Learn how a degree or certificate in Youth, Family, and Community Sciences prepares you for a purposeful and meaningful career.
To learn more about what our amazing graduates are doing in the field of family science, check out the NCSU Family Science Alum Booklet_May 2019
Graduates of the Youth, Family, and Community Sciences program often find success in one of the career paths listed below.
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Graduates usually find employment with nonprofits or community development organizations that offer services to children, youth, and families.
Typical employers include:
Many of our graduates are entrepreneurial. They start and run nonprofits or open their own practice.
Upon graduation, our alumni typically pursue the careers listed below.
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Graduates interested in youth, families, and communities often find jobs with family and community services agencies and perform the following services:
Many of our alumni have started their own or gone to work for a nonprofit organization. They often work in one or more of the following roles:
Career opportunities involve managing or providing service to children, youth and families in areas such as:
Getting your master’s degree or graduate certificate in this department can lead to rewarding Youth, Family, and Community Sciences careers, and is a great way to better serve youth and families in your community. We are proud to be a part of a land-grant university where we bring research-based education to the people of North Carolina and beyond. The YFCS curriculum is designed to prepare students for successful careers in the fields of Youth Development and Family Studies.