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Head of Department's Welcome

Welcome to the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences. We are pleased that you have chosen to visit our website. Family and Consumer Sciences is a discipline that includes all things that concern individuals and families and focuses on how to improve their quality of life or wellbeing.

The Department is one of the best when it comes to undergraduate and graduate training in Family and Consumer Sciences in Ghana. It offers students the opportunity to pursue a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees: Bachelor of Science Degree; M. Phil Degree; and PhD Degree, with specialization in various areas. These degree programmes are intense and provide students with strong interdisciplinary training in all aspects of contemporary family life. Our faculty with expertise in various fields of Family and Consumer Sciences, enthusiastically extend information using competence-based training and problem-based learning approaches to challenge students to use current and emerging technologies in developing analytical, problem-solving attributes among others, needed to survive in an ever-changing world.

Through our programmes, students gain: theoretical and experiential learning opportunities; practical experience through internships in professional settings; and knowledge, attitude and skills not only needed for their future career or vocation but also to assist individuals, families and communities in making informed decisions about their well-being, relationships, and resources to achieve quality of life. This makes our graduates very high in demand by both governmental and non-governmental organizations.

Thank you once more for considering our programme for your academic needs. We look forward to meeting and welcoming you as part of the Family and Consumer Sciences (FCOS) family. Kindly contact us for any further information.

Sincerely,

Cynthia Gadegbeku (PhD)
Senior Lecturer & Head of Department