Pittsburg State University
Family and Consumer Sciences

Family and Consumer Sciences


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Department Chair:

Dr. Duane Whitbeck

Contact Person:
Holly Viets

Phone: 620-235-4457
Fax: 620-235-4686

Family & Consumer Sciences
Pittsburg State University
1701 S. Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762

Department of Family and Consumer Sciences

FCS Building

The Family & Consumer Sciences Department is one of the two original programs started on campus back in 1903. Our new building that we moved into in 2003, represents the latest in features for the 21st century in the fields of Early Childhood, Interior Design, Fashion Merchandising, Individual and Family Management and FCS Teacher Education.

We hope you take a few moments to look through the individual areas and even come visit us to learn more. Whichever program you choose, we are confident you will find the information valuable and applicable to the world of today and tomorrow.

FCS Programs

Early Childhood Education

The Early Childhood Development program prepares individuals to work with children ages birth through eight, families, and programs serving individuals and families within communities.

Fashion Merchandising

The Fashion Merchandising option is designed to teach developing professionals the knowledge and skills necessary for successful careers in the fashion industry.

Individual & Family Management

Upon completion of this degree, you will have the tools to successfully work with and manage services within a variety of community services organizations. The individual in this area is likely the person that is a team player but that likes to work independently to pursue self and group appointed goals.

Interior Design

The professional interior designer is qualified by education, experience, and examination to enhance the function and quality of interior spaces for the purpose of improving the quality of life, increasing productivity, and protecting the health, safety, and welfare of the public.

Teacher Education Program

Pittsburg State University’s department of Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher Education program has served Kansas, the region and nation since the early 1900’s. This program continues to serve the public by providing competent, caring and committed FACS teachers. Today, our program experiences annual growth in the number of graduates. Our graduates can be found teaching in schools throughout the Midwestern U.S. and as far away as Greece.