Family Interiors Nutrition & Apparel (FINA) Department

The Family, Interiors, Nutrition & Apparel (FINA) Department is comprised of four programs, uniquely woven together to provide an integrative student experience, advancing understanding of contemporary issues that impact the food, shelter, clothing, and relationship needs of individuals, families, and communities. At the heart of the FINA programs is the goal of providing an enriched student educational experience that builds on the tenets of the family & consumer sciences (FCS) body of knowledge through research based practices that address quality of life issues.


Family & Consumer Sciences

Students in this program acquire an understanding of family relations/child growth, management dynamics, as solutions to the physical, social, and psychological needs of families.


Interior Design

Our program is designed with the goal of providing students with comprehensive understanding of the impact interior design has on individuals, families, communities, and at the global level. 

Nutrition & Dietetics

With two concentrations, one an accredited Didactic Program in Dietetics and one focusing on Foods and Community Nutrition, students are prepared for careers in clinical dietetics, nutrition education in hospitals, industry, community or government agencies, and foodservice systems management.

Apparel Design & Merchandising

With two program concentrations, Apparel Design & Apparel Merchandising, students explore human behavior, social problems and environmental concerns, interpreting influences and outcomes for the globally interdependent apparel industry.

Graduate Certificate/Dietetic Internship Program

An 11-month program providing the knowledge and supervised practice requirements necessary to be eligible to take the Registered Dietitian (R.D.) examination. Interns are placed in rotations while taking graduate level academic courses in nutrition.

MA in Family & Consumer Sciences

Designed to prepare students for advanced studies of individual, family, and community issues using an interdisciplinary approach. Students gain a greater understanding of current issues and trends in apparel design & merchandising, interior design, nutrition/dietetics, and family studies




Michael Jackson's Exhibit

Tuesday, November 12, 2019


Summer 2020 NY Fashion Study Tour

Monday, June 08, 2020 to Saturday, June 13, 2020

Modern Influences

Thursday, November 21, 2019 to Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Savor and Succeed: Improving Food Security at SF State

Wednesday, October 09, 2019 to Wednesday, November 06, 2019