Family and Consumer Sciences

Family and Consumer Sciences Faculty

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.

FCS views families as the fundamental social unit and understanding individuals and families is central to each FCS major offered. Specifically, 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 relationships."

Our graduates become scientists, designers, merchandisers, counselors, leaders, and educators in the apparel, interiors, and food and nutrition fields.

Find out more about this department’s mission, vision, and learning outcomes.

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Family Consumer Sciences 

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