School of Family & Consumer Sciences
The School of Family and Consumer Sciences is a multidisciplinary school dedicated to communicating, advancing and applying knowledge that fosters the well being of individuals and families. The disciplines in the School emphasize the interactions among human beings within the contexts of where they live and work using a life span perspective. A key aspect of the SFCS mission concerns the building of collaborative partnerships with a wide range of community constituents as to engage the community and School in meaningful and relevant work and encourage the generation of new knowledge through research.
The School of Family and Consumer Sciences offers undergraduate programs in Apparel Merchandising and Product Development, Food and Nutrition, Health Promotion, Human Development and Family Studies, and Interior Design. These programs prepare students for a variety of careers and professions and provide a strong background for students wanting to pursue advanced degrees. The School offers a graduate program with a specialization in Food and Nutrition.
Faculty members in the School are highly committed to undergraduate and graduate education. Many program areas offer undergraduate research and internship opportunities. The School faculty excels in the areas of teaching, scholarship, and service to students.