Home Science, or the science of a home, includes all the things that concern the person, home, family members and resources. It is the education for "better living" and the core of this education is the family ecosystem. It also deals with reciprocal relations between the family and its natural and man made environments. It aims at getting maximum satisfaction for the person and their family members through the efficient and scientific use of your resources. It gives the person all the knowledge of the scientific procedures involved in making a home beautiful.
As a field in education it has come a long way since its humble beginnings as a domestic skill oriented courses offering inputs in housekeeping, home decoration, cookery, child rearing, stitching etc. Such an education was appropriate in the past since it helped to draw women out of their homes to improve the skills that had been handed down to them by the elderly women in the family.