Family and Consumer Sciences

Family and Consumer Sciences

Family and Consumer Sciences is the application of the sciences to the betterment of individuals, families and society. It includes what was historically known as Home Economics.

The Department of Family & Consumer Sciences offers baccalaureate degrees and a cooperative master’s degree program. B.S. programs are offered in Community and Family Services, Early Childhood Development, and Fashion Merchandising. A B.S.E. program is offered in Family & Consumer Sciences Education. The department is also a partner in the Early Childhood Unified program housed in the College of Education. The department offers minors in Early Childhood, Fashion Merchandising, Human Ecology, and Youth and Adolescent Development. The department also contributes to minors in Women’s Studies and Public Health.

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Contact Information

Chair: Duane Whitbeck
Contact: Holly Viets

Family & Consumer Sciences Department
101 Family & Consumer Science Building
Pittsburg State University
Pittsburg, KS 66762-7514

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

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