The Department of Youth, Family, and Community Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at NC State University aims to improve the health and well-being of youth, families, and their communities through:
Extension and Engagement
Develop, implement and evaluate evidence-based programs and interventions that improve education, health, an economic well-being.
Conduct applied research directed at the needs of youth, families, and communities.
Train experienced and emerging professionals to work with youth and family in community-based organizations through an online master’s program in Family Life and Youth Development.
Areas of focus include:
- Community Youth Development
- Volunteer Resource Management
- Family Life
- Family Resource Management
- Community Leadership
- Nutrition and Food Safety
Faculty and Staff
The department is comprised of 15 tenure-track faculty, 31 grant funded professionals, 11 Expanded Food and Nutrition Education professionals, 1 instructional designer, and 2 administrative support professionals.