Family and Consumer Sciences

The Seattle Pacific University Department of Family and Consumer Sciences prepares students to address problems faced by individuals, families, and communities globally that involve food, clothing, and shelter through Christ-centered values of love, integrity, and justice.

Degree programs

Who we are

The Family and Consumer Sciences Department is the only comprehensive Christian program in the Pacific Northwest that enjoys liaisons with the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. 

Located just Northwest of Downtown Seattle, our students have access to exciting opportunities for internships and expand numerous career options. 


Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) is an integrated discipline that serves families and individuals by providing holistic, interdisciplinary, integrative, and preventative perspectives in addressing the needs of individuals and families as consumers.

We view families as the fundamental social unit, and understanding individuals and families is central to each FCS major offered. Our graduates become scientists, designers, counselors, leaders, and educators in the apparel, interiors, and food and nutrition fields.