The mission of Family and Consumer Sciences is to prepare students to engage the culture and offer solutions to problems faced by individuals, families, and communities that involve food, clothing, shelter, and family relationships. Our graduates become scientists, designers, counselors, leaders, and educators in the apparel, interiors, and food and nutrition fields.

Get Your Copy of Head, Heart, and Soul!

<em>Head, Heart, and Soul</em> Cookbook

As part of the festivities, we're creating a commemorative alumni/faculty cookbook full of fun, tasty, and nutritious recipes. The price is just $25 per book, and all proceeds go towards the FCS Alumni Scholarship fund.

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Travel Abroad - Florence, Italy and Austria - Switzerland

Florence Italy

Sustainable Food Production & the Mediterranean Diet & Lifestyle
August 26 - September 25, 2014
An Experiential Learning Journey through Tuscany & Emilia-Romagna
5 or 8 Credits (WE); no prerequisites
Only a love of food and a curious mind are required
For more details, contact Dr. Daniela Geleva or the SPU Study Abroad Office. For more information, click here

Austria - Switzerland

Sustainability and Architecture Tour
September 1st - 21st 2014
Start in Vienna and end in Zurich
Students on this trip will experience firsthand how interior design and architecture relate to the environment as we visit Vienna, Salzburg, Hohe Tauern, Innsbruck, Bern, and Lucerne.
For more details, contact Beth Miller or the SPU Study Abroad Office. For more information, click here

SPU's Community Kitchen

<em>Head, Heart, and Soul</em> Cookbook

FCS nutrition students are helping local families create fresh, affordable, and healthy meals in our newly remodeled food lab kitchen.

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FCS Students ... Changing the World


I graduated from SPU in 2007 with my Bachelor of Arts in Interior Design.  I know without a doubt that SPU played a huge roll in my success as an Interior Designer. 





While studying in the Philippines, FCS students can help with feeding and school programs, family and community service projects, and with children at an orphanage. Learn more on the Study Abroad website or contact Dr. Sharleen Kato.


Alumni Success Stories:

Creative Expression

Tasha Christy

Before attending SPU I was struggling with what path I wanted to take in life. I was actually set to go to nursing school, but something in my gut was telling me otherwise. It wasn’t until I looked deeper within myself and my faith that I finally understood what my calling was—Apparel Design and Merchandising. Though, it is the complete opposite of what a nursing degree would have brought, I felt and now know that my purpose in life is to bring confidence and light to others around me in a way that genuinely makes me happy. It wasn’t easy making this life-changing decision, but I owe it to my family and friends for encouraging me to continue onto this new journey. Read her story

Making a Difference

Tasha Christy

The interior design program gave me the solid foundation I needed to gracefully transition into the professional design world by thoroughly covering the various aspects of the interiors including materials, building constructing, knowledge in universal design and drafting in both residential to commercial fields. Read their stories.

Two Who Got Their Start at FCS

Not long ago, Madeline Wion and Jenae Kronbach were busy studying for their degrees in Family and Consumer Sciences at SPU. Today they’re making a difference in the lives of families throughout the Northwest and California. Read their stories.


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