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School of Family and Consumer Sciences

 

Welcome to the School of Family and Consumer Sciences

We are a school of five interrelated programs and three graduate programs.

We also have a Child Development Center that serves faculty, staff, students and the San Marcos community. Together, our mission is to enhance the quality of individual and family life through teaching, research, creative activity and service. Our programs prepare students for professions in the public and private sectors, and for engagement in local and global communities. We invite you to explore our site and if you have any questions, let us know.

Family and Child Development

Do you have the desire to make a positive, lasting impact on the well-being of children and families at the local, state or national level? Are you a child and family advocate? Are you dedicated to improving the lives of children and families? Do you want to be a member of a profession that not only talks about improving lives, but also has the knowledge, skills and passion to make those improvements? If so, come be part of the Family and Child Development (FCD) program at Texas State University-San Marcos.

Consumer Science

A major in consumer science at Texas State University-San Marcos provides a comprehensive study of family financial decisions and the role of the consumer in the economy. Required courses emphasize the rights and responsibilities of the consumer in decision-making, personal financial management and legislation that protects consumers against fraud and deception in the marketplace.

Fashion Merchandising

If a fast-paced, ever-changing work environment that blends creativity with business appeals to you, consider a career in fashion merchandising. Fashion merchandising is the study of the selection, management and selling of fashion products.

Interior Design

Interior designers provide creative solutions that help others improve their environments. They make a difference by improving their clients’ quality of life, increasing productivity and protecting the health, safety and welfare of the public. Professionals in the field rely on a broad range of knowledge and skills: ideation and concept development; sketching and drafting; space planning; stylistic history and design theory; materials and construction; life safety codes and business practices. They must solve design problems and clearly communicate design concepts to clients.

Nutrition and Foods

If you’re interested in a degree program in which you will learn to apply sound nutrition principles, the nutrition and foods program at Texas State University-San Marcos can provide you with a dynamic education. Courses are based on current scientific research and support the role that a diet rich in whole foods plays in preventing disease and attaining a healthy lifestyle.

Nutrition and Biomedicine and Biotechnology Laboratory

If you’re interested in a degree program in which you will learn to apply sound nutrition principles, the nutrition and foods program at Texas State University-San Marcos can provide you with a dynamic education. Courses are based on current scientific research and support the role that a diet rich in whole foods plays in preventing disease and attaining a healthy lifestyle.

5th annual Fashion Merchandising Career Forum

In February 2014, over 100 High School students and their teachers will be invited to participate in the 5th annual Fashion Merchandising Career Forum. This event features industry speakers, educational sessions and a jobs fair. Special sessions for secondary students will focus on preparing to study Fashion Merchandising, the careers that lead from a Fashion Merchandising degree and hands on learning about Sustainability in Fashion. USDA funding will assist with travel and food costs for selected schools. For more information contact FCSCareers@txstate.edu

Rising Stars - Jessica Salazar

Jessica Salazar is a fashionista who loves spiky heels. Especially when she’s on a putting green. The senior at Texas State University – a fashion merchandising major and a member of the women’s golf team – is ready to revamp the world of golf apparel. With her entrepreneurial creativity and her love for the sport, Salazar already is driving hard into the golf business.

2014 Keynote Address: Kelley Johnson Divisional Vice President of Diversity and Emerging Talent, JC Penney

2014 Keynote Address: Michael Donohue Senior Vice President of Merchandise Presentation, Kohl’s Department Stores


Nutrition and Foods students and faculty partner with the National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH)

Texas State University, Nutrition and Foods students and faculty have engaged in a partnership with the National Center for Farmworker Health (NCFH) to address access to healthy food and safe physical exercise in Eastern Hays County. Through a Promotora/ Community Health Worker model, community members have been empowered to address built environment and systems issues within their community to improve access. The Texas State Dietetic Interns and Dr. Lesli Biediger-Friedman have assisted the community to collect corner store food assessments and interview customers of the corner stores to assess purchasing behavior, access to healthy food, and goals for the community. 

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2013-2014 Family and Consumer Sciences Undergraduate Scholarships

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 Dr. Rodney C. Runyan, School Director


Texas State University - San Marcos
601 University Drive
San Marcos, TX 78666
Phone 512-245-2155
Fax 512-245-3829

 

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