Programs in Family and Consumer Sciences


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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, Child Development, and Nutrition & Wellness. A B.S.E. program is offered in Family & Consumer Sciences Education. A new program in Early Childhood Unified Birth-Kindergarten begins in Fall 2020. The department offers minors in Child Development, Human Ecology, Nutrition & Wellness, and Youth and Adolescent Development. The department also contributes to minors in Women’s Studies and Public Health.

All Family and Consumer Sciences programs have a common theme: each, in some way, addresses the social, physical, and economic well-being of individuals and families as they function in their communities at home and around the world. The programs in the department focus on the fundamental building blocks of human existence—food, shelter, clothing, human relationships, commerce, and family life.

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