Welcome to the Department of Family & Consumer Sciences

You've found the department with opportunities for you to improve the lives of individuals, families, and communities- while working in a field you love. 

Family and Consumer Sciences is a discipline that combines aspects of social and natural sciences and views the family in all its diverse forms as the cornerstone of a healthy society. Our mission is to improve the well-being of the family through programs that educate, influence public policy, and help families put research-based knowledge to work in their lives.  The field represents many disciplines including nutrition, food service, early childhood, family studies, sexual well-being, human development, textiles, apparel design and merchandising.

Whether you pursue a degree in child & family studies, nutrition and dietetics, family & consumer sciences education, or apparel design & merchandising, you will learn through vibrant programs led by faculty who enjoy teaching.

                                                                                      Dana K. Bush
                                                                                    Department Chair


Department Mission Statement
The mission of the Department of Family and Consumer Sciences is to prepare professionals and leaders who imporve the quality of individual, family, and community life through critical and creative thinking and effective communication.


 Department Accreditations / Certifications 

Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
B.S. General Dietetic
M.S. Community Nutrition

Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)      
B.S. Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education (IECE) 
B.S. Family & Consumer Sciences Education

American Association of Family & Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)  
B.S. Apparel Design & Merchandising
B.S. Child & Family Studies
B.S. Family & Consumer Sciences Education
B.S. General Dietetics

National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)  
Burrier Child Development Center
 
National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)    
B.S. Child & Family Studies
B.S. Family & Consumer Sciences Education