Youth, Family, and Community Sciences - Online and Distance Education

Youth, Family, and Community Sciences


About Us

The Youth, Family, and Community Sciences online program is part of NC State University’s Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences. The mission of improving the health and well-being of youth, families, and their communities is carried out 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 within the Youth, Family, and Community Sciences Graduate Programs include:

  • Community Youth Development
  • Volunteer Resource Management
  • Family Life
  • Family Resource Management
  • Community Leadership
  • Nutrition and Food Safety

The Youth, Family, and Community Sciences program supports and values diversity, equity, and inclusion. As our Chancellor says ” I believe we can be an exemplary model of a community that embraces diversity, inclusion and freedom of speech; where we can disagree with and still respect one another.”

North Carolina State University strives to build and maintain an environment that supports and rewards individuals on the basis of relevant factors such as ability, merit and performance. Accordingly, NC State engages in equal opportunity and affirmative action efforts, and prohibits discrimination, harassment, and retaliation,as defined by the University’s Equal Opportunity, Non-Discrimination and Affirmative Action Policy.

Student Handbook

Click the Downloadable YFCS Graduate Student Handbook below to view and download the Youth, Family, and Community Sciences Graduate Student Handbook.

Downloadable YFCS-Graduate-Student-Handbook-Updated-3-26-20