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Family & Consumer Sciences


The Department of Family and Consumer Sciences offers one degree, B.S. in Family and Consumer Sciences, with three concentrations - Apparel Merchandising and Textiles, Child Development and Human Nutrition and Food.  There is also a post-baccalaureate Dietetic Internship offered in the Department.  The Department is accredited by the Council for Accreditation of the American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.


The Mission of Family & Consumer

The mission of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences is to improve the well-being of individuals, families and communities through quality teaching; scholarly activity that is relevant to the State's constituents and the nation; and outreach locally, nationally and globally.  The Department uses an integrative approach to teaching, research and service to accomplish this mission.

Program of Study

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences Core Courses




Orientation to Family and Consumer Sciences

FCSC 140


Family and Consumer Sciences Perspectives

FCSC 481






In addition to these courses, students must complete the subject matter core concentrations to include approved elective courses.  Students must earn a minimum grade of "C" in all FCSC courses.