Teaching, along with Research and Extension and Engagement, makes up the core of our department’s work. Our 15 tenure track faculty, who excel in all three of these focus areas, are dedicated to preparing current and future professionals who work with youth and families in community-based settings. The demand for qualified, competent professionals to teach, administer, and create educational programs and support systems for children, youth, and families is increasing nationally. We are proud to be a part of a land-grant university; to bring research-based education to the people of North Carolina and beyond.

Our graduate students can earn a master’s in Youth, Family and Community Sciences (MS or MR) or one of our three certificate offerings.

Our curriculum focus areas include:

  • Family Life Education and Coaching
  • Leadership and Volunteer Management
  • Youth Development and Leadership

More information about our 100% online graduate degrees and certificates designed to prepare students for successful careers in the fields of Youth, Family, and Community Sciences is available on our online academic programs site.