Associate of Arts in Family and Consumer Sciences

The family and consumer sciences program empowers 21st Century students to take leadership roles and critically address quality of life issues which impact individuals, families and communities. The degree focuses on developing personal and professional life skills directed toward strengthening diverse families as they face multifaceted challenges in a multicultural society. The FCS approach is preventative in its application while recognizing the rapid changes impacting the family and society.

Program Highlights

  • Dual emphasis: strong career, strong family
  • Focuses real skills for real life to prepare for careers
  • Holistic and preventative approach to issues
  • Addresses societal issues and changes

Career Pathways

  • Introductory service careers:
    • Foods
    • Nutrition
  • Consumer issues:
    • Food service
    • Retail
    • Credit services
    • Social services

Organizations and Opportunities

As an ENMU student, you'll have the opportunity to participate in various campus and discipline-related organizations. You also may assist faculty on research projects, work in labs, and other related activities.

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

Eastern New Mexico University is committed to helping you finance your education. You can find more information about admissions scholarships and find out why more than $22 million in financial assistance was awarded to students last year. Additionally, qualified students are eligible to apply for funding assistance through programs designed to encourage underrepresented groups to pursue careers in science, and faculty-mentored research projects.

Admission Scholarships

High School Courses

If you're interested in majoring in early childhood education at ENMU, try to take courses in the areas of child development and psychology while you are in high school.

Additional Degree Information

You can find additional information about the Associate of Arts in Family and Consumer Sciences degree, including the courses you will take when you're a family and consumer sciences major at Eastern.


Kalynn Baldock

Dr. Kalynn Baldock

Assistant Professor of Agriculture, Department Chair

Office Location: Agriculture (AG), Room 107

Phone: 575.562.2517