The Department of 4-H Youth Development and Family & Consumer Sciences provides graduate study for current and emerging professionals in parent education, family life education, and community-based youth development, or related careers. The demand for professionals to teach, administer, and create support systems for children, youth and families is increasing through Cooperative Extension programs, government agencies and initiatives, community-based non-profits, court systems, prisons, social service organizations, health care agencies/organizations, and schools.
NC State is a member of the National Association of State Universities and Land-Grant Colleges. It is also a member of the American Council on Education, the College Entrance Examination Board, the
Council of Graduate Schools, the National Commission on Accrediting and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
NC State University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award associate's, baccalaureate, Master's, and doctoral degrees. Contact the
Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of NC State University.