Family & Consumer Sciences

Student kneading dough in food lab


The B.A. in Family & Consumer Sciences enables a student to specialize in one of two emphases (Child and Family Sciences, Nutrition/Foodservice Systems Management). The common core of classes enables students to acquire an understanding of family relations/child growth and development, management dynamics, foods and nutrition, apparel design and merchandising, and interior design/housing as solutions to the physical, social, and psychological needs of individuals and families. Students pursuing this major, depending upon their areas of specialization, may complete field experiences in business, education, industry, government, or private agencies.


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