About Us

Integration of research, teaching, and extension advances effective and impactful learning, discovery, translation, application, and engagement.

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.
Research
Conduct applied research directed at the needs of youth, families, and communities.
Teaching
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:

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.